For our guests from abroad, Zermatt represents Switzerland: high alpine, sublime and original. Nearly a third of the 4000s of the Alps are grouped around the village, which has been visited by mountaineers from all over the world since the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. The hotel industry and gastronomy are of world renown. The ski area is not only the highest in the Alps. It is considered one of the best developed worldwide and allows for bold sportive experiences in the world's steepest destination - 365 days a year.
From Zermatt, Europe's highest open-air rack railway leads up to the Gornergrat. The train crosses impressive bridges and travels through countless galleries and tunnels up to the 3089 m high Gornergrat. From the viewing platform you have an overwhelming 360° panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and a further 28 snow-capped peaks rising above 4000 m. A new attraction is "Zooom the Matterhorn", a multimedia staging of the overwhelming natural beauty on the Gornergrat. The entrance to "Zooom" is included in the 2022 train ticket of the Gornergrat Bahn. When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.
At 3883 m you will find Europe’s highest aerial cableway and summit station. For a little fee you may take the Crystal Ride cabins from Trockener Steg to the summit, an unbeatable experience. If you want to go higher, the summit lift will bring you to the viewing platform with a 360° panoramic view that includes 38 Alpine giants. A visit to the world’s highest glacier palace and a sliding down the slopes in inflatable rubber doughnuts will make the excursion an experience you will never forget. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.
The view from the Rothorn (3,103 m) showcases the highest peaks of the Valais Alps. The cable car carries visitors to the summit of the Rothorn – or to be precise, the Unterrothorn. You can see the Matterhorn from its most photogenic side. From Zermatt you take the underground funicular to Sunegga and continue with aerial cableways and cable car to Rothorn. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.