A wealth of experiences with a perfect view of the Matterhorn


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Alpine Lounge

The perfect adventure playground in the midst of the Swiss Alps is to be found on Blauherd above Zermatt. It lies at an altitude of about 2571 metres on a sunny plateau between the mountain stations of Sunnegga and Rothorn. The mountain peaks surrounding Zermatt, with the fascinating Matterhorn as the centrepiece of the spectacle, are majestic in their beauty.

Adventures on Blauherd

Blauherd is a peak for adventurous spirits. It Is home to marmots and the ideal starting point for walks to discover rare plant species. This is where you set off on the famous Five Lakes Trail. A distinctive wooden heart (Holzherz) invites you to take unforgettable souvenir photos. Thrill-seekers can hire mountain carts for the descent to the valley station.

Blauherd offers varied terrain for hiking, bike tours and skiing. The breathtaking views complete the picture of an adventure-packed visit to this peak and make Blauherd an unmissable outing for all visitors to Zermatt.

Fotopoint Holzherz auf Blauherd im Sommer. Ein Paar sitzt im Holzherz und sieht zum Matterhorn | © Basic Home Production

Everything round and about Blauherd

Whether you visit in bright summer sunshine or as part of a magical winter fairytale, Blauherd is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the majestic mountain world of Zermatt in all its glory.

In every season of the year, Blauherd offers a colourful palette of activities that are sure to make the hearts of nature-lovers and adventurers alike beat a little faster.

A group sits ready to go in their mountain carts in the best weather with a view of the Matterhorn.  | © Gabriel Perren


Racing down from the heights on mountain carts, with the sun in your face, the Matterhorn in sight and a dust cloud behind you, is an experience no visitor to Zermatt should miss. The track from Blauherd to Sunnegga covers an elevation drop of almost 300 metres and guarantees countless moments filled with fun and action.
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Two men look at the information boards in the Alpine Lounge on Blauherd.  | © Gabriel Perren

Alpine Lounge

Taking responsibility for the environment: apart from offering guests the chance to spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere, the Alpine Lounge also draws attention to various environmental issues affecting the region. The informative and engaging presentation ranges from facts about snow and ice to fauna and flora and information on the Alpine environment.
White souvenir cups that can be bought in the shops of the Matterhorn Paradise.  | © Zermatt Bergbahnen


For everyone who forgot things in the general rush to leave home, the Blauherd kiosk is the perfect solution. Located at the cableway station, it offers souvenirs of Zermatt Bergbahnen, tempting snacks, refreshing drinks and even an opportunity to buy tickets for attractions. Our team at the kiosk gives everyone a warm welcome.
Two women take a selfie in front of the wooden heart on Blauherd.  | © Gabriel Perren

Wooden heart

The wooden heart on Blauherd is one of the best known photo spots in the Matterhorn Paradise. Here you can capture the Matterhorn from one of the most stunning angles. Whether covered in a mantle of snow or radiant in rich summer green, it will reward you with the perfect picture for your album.
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The Matterhorn is reflected in Lake Stelli. The peaks around the Matterhorn are equally illuminated by the first rays of sunshine | © Zermatt Bergbahnen

Sunrise Stellisee

The first rays of the sun give the imposing mountain tops a blush of pink and on a calm day the Matterhorn is perfectly reflected in Lake Stellisee. All this, followed by a hearty breakfast – absolute bliss!
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Hiking in Rothorn Paradise with the Matterhorn in the background | © Gabriel Perren


Summer dreams are waiting to be discovered in the Matterhorn Summer Paradise, with walks alongside babbling mountain streams, through flower-filled meadows and dense forests, and by cooling mountain lakes, all against the astonishing Alpine backdrop.
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Mountain biking

Zermatt has over 100 km of trails at between 1400 and 3100 metres above sea level. There are easy, intermediate and difficult routes for all skill levels around the Matterhorn. And if you feel like taking it easy, you can relax on the sun terrace at one of the many mountain restaurants

Choosing the right ticket for Blauherd

The world that opens up around the Blauherd peak is a realm in which nature and adventure are seamlessly joined. To secure the right ticket for your forthcoming trip to the enthralling mountain world of Zermatt, a number of options are open to you.

Single tickets offer the opportunity to see the magnificent landscape from new angles, while the Peak Pass offers unlimited access to the peaks. You can also purchase tickets for multiple journeys, which are especially well suited to exploring the themed hiking trails.

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