The Peak Collection
If you're overcome by apathy at the thought of visiting an art exhibition, think again: come and see the Peak Collection in Zermatt on the summit of the Rothorn at an altitude of 3,103 metres. It’s an outdoor exhibition of a very special kind. The Alpine landscape of Zermatt takes centre stage as you find yourself in the middle of a museum with a difference...
The Peak Collection is an all-year themed stroll along a path which takes you round Restaurant Rothorn. It features 18 installations with artistic interpretations of the surrounding mountains created by Zermatt mountain guides. It’s no coincidence that the exhibition is located on the Rothorn, as from there you have a unique vista of the whole Zermatt valley up to “King” Matterhorn.
Discovering Zermatt's mountains and their stories
Each of the metal sculptures you pass is devoted to one or two mountains. Along with dates and facts, the artworks also tell personal tales compiled by the mountain guides of Zermatt. The displays include rocks brought down from the summits by the mountaineers.
Perhaps you will find a little inspiration for your next hike here... How about the “Path to Freedom” for example, the highest hiking trail in Europe, from the Rothorn to the Oberrothorn?
- Difficulty level: easy
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Length: 500 metres
- Languages: German, French, English and Japanese
- Suitable for children aged 4 or over