The mountain resort town of Zermatt is renowned for its skiing, climbing and hiking. However, after a fun day on the slopes, Zermatt also offers a selection of attractions that give visitors a glimpse into the unique melting pot of cultures that defines the region.
Zermatlantis, The Matterhorn Museum
Visiting the Matterhorn Museum is a must for all guests in Zermatt. It shows Zermatt’s development from a village of mountain farmers to a world-famous alpine resort. The museum is laid out as a reconstructed mountain village consisting of 14 buildings, which tell the story of the first ascent to the summit of the Matterhorn. This is the perfect cultural experience for history buffs.
Zermatt Guided Village Tour
Delve further into the culture of this alpine town by taking a tour around the village. Learn insider information from knowledgeable local guides, who explain what makes Zermatt so unique. You will find out why the barns in Valais stand on wooden pegs with flagstones and how the people of Zermatt earned money before tourism became its main industry. Zermatt has an incredible story to tell, so be sure to take a tour of this historical winter wonderland.
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Visit the highest cable car station in Europe, and soak in the breathtaking views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year, and is also the summit of the international ski area and the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area. Explore the highest natural glacier palace in the world and witness impressive statues sculpted from ice.
Bahnhofstrasse - City Center and Promenade
At Bahnhofstrasse, you can immerse yourself in Swiss culture while also doing some much-needed shopping. Check out some fine Swiss watches and jewellery, or get a taste of Swiss cuisine at any one of the quaint restaurants and cafés. The best possible ski equipment is also available in the city center, where you can learn some valuable tips from knowledgeable local experts.
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