A Glacier Palace high above Zermatt

The peak experience in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Step into the highest glacier palace in the world: the Glacier Palace in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise at an altitude of 3883 metres above sea level is a place of enchantment which will draw you into the fascinating world of eternal ice. Surrounded by painstakingly created ice sculptures and centuries-old ice formations, it’s as if you have entered a magical fairy tale.

The Glacier Palace is not immediately visible in the broad ice field between the Klein Matterhorn and the Breithorn. You’ll find it 15 metres below the surface: a fairytale world of glistening ice crystals, with an ice slide, a glacial crevasse you can walk along, and a number of photopoints. Even the walk into the palace is spectacular.

metres above sea level
all year round


  • Duration of visit: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Recommended wear: warm clothing and closed-toe shoes
  • How to get there: take the Matterhorn Express from Zermatt up to the Trockener Steg mountain station, continue with the Matterhorn Glacier Ride I to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Journey time: approx. 45 minutes
  • Open: all year


Groups and organizations can arrange to have exclusive use of the new Star Lounge in the Glacier Palace for meetings or events. The Star Lounge provides a stylish atmosphere in which apéritif parties for up to 25 people can be held. The team at Zermatt Bergbahnen will be happy to advise you about the wide range of apéritif options. 

And if you want the journey to be a real adventure, why not book the Crystal Ride for a spine-tingling experience courtesy of Zermatt Bergbahnen! 

Vom Eis verzaubern lassen

Enchanted by the ice

The atmosphere inside the palace is warm and welcoming. Soft lighting and music create a mood of relaxation. Ice sculptures, created both by artists and the forces of nature, await discovery along with a glacial crevasse you can walk along.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 

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