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Get out of the rut and into your hiking shoes – ride up to Schwarzsee with Zermatt Bergbahnen. Nothing could be easier and in no time you’ll be so close to the mythical Matterhorn you can feel its presence. Whatever the season, a trip to Schwarzsee will leave you wanting more.

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The Matterhorn glacier Trail

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You’ll find this idyllic mountain lake – which at times really does have a black surface, as its name suggests – at the foot of the Matterhorn at 2583 metres. From the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise valley station, you take the Matterhorn Express up to the Schwarzsee mountain station. The trip takes about 20 minutes, grandiose vistas included.

Once you get to the top, it’s worth looking around and taking in the view. Across Schwarzsee, with its little chapel called “Maria zum See” (Maria of the Lake), up to the imposing north wall of the Matterhorn and the famous Hörnlihütte. Or a little further, down into the pretty mountain village of Zermatt – so romantic!

Restaurant Schwarzsee

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Winter hiking at Schwarzsee

In winter, when the landscape around Schwarzsee lies beneath a picturesque white coating of snow, a snowshoe trek is the perfect activity for our sportier visitors. This intermediate trail has breath-taking views ...


This snowshoe trek is magical in the truest sense of the word. It leads over snow-covered meadows to the Hermetji Alp and through a magical winter woodland. With a bit of luck, you’ll spot a chamois. The highpoint is the view over Zermatt in its winter mantle. 

Duration: 1.45 hrs


North Wall Trail

Imposing is the word that best describes the trail unfolding beneath the mighty north wall of the Matterhorn. A glance upwards just takes your breath away – the Matterhorn seems close enough to touch. Truly impressive!

Duration: 1 hour

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Photopoints Zermatt

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Do you have any questions about your next Zermatt trip up to Schwarzsee? The team at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG will be glad to answer your questions personally.