A little miracle of nature
Among the lush Alpine meadows, heathland bursting with colour and barren areas of scree, there are rare plants to be found. Keen-eyed hikers will be able to admire edelweiss, alpenrose and other rare treasures of Alpine flora. The plant kingdom of Zermatt is as unique as the Matterhorn itself. No fewer than 40 Zermatt plant species are very rare in the rest of Switzerland, seven of them actually being endemic to Zermatt.
Nature at its purest
Route: Blauherd – Tuftern – Sunnegga
Best time of year: June – September
This walk alongside colourful mountain meadows is perfect for anyone with a passion for flowers as well as those keen to get closer to the wonders of nature in Zermatt. Display boards along the route provide information about the native flowers growing nearby. And if the Flower Trail doesn’t tell you all you want to know about the flora of Zermatt, you can download the Flower Walks app to accompany your next hikes.
Find the right ticket
There are as many different tickets as there are diverse flower meadows in the Zermatt Alps.
Our tip for the Flower Trail:
Zermatt Bergbahnen recommends the Kombi-Ticket for exploring the Flower Trail with all its Alpine flowers. The Kombi-Ticket for the Flower Trail includes one trip from Zermatt to Blauherd and one from Sunnegga to Zermatt.
For people with more on their bucket list, the Peak Pass is the best option. This offers unlimited rides on the routes from Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt - Rothorn, Zermatt - Gornergrat and Furi - Riffelberg on one or more days (as timetabled).