Endless fun by the Matterhorn
Around Zermatt: one myth, myriad experiences
The village at the foot of the Matterhorn
Nestling among Zermatt’s imposing mountain scenery in the midst of the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of 1620 metres above sea level, lies the resort of Zermatt-Matterhorn.
At the end of the Matter Valley, the destination at the foot of the Matterhorn marks the border with neighbouring Italy. In other words, holidays in Zermatt are holidays on the sunny side of Switzerland. It’s where the worlds of adventure and mountaineering, cosy romantic Alpine villages and state-of-the-art infrastructure all come together.
Zermatt on the bucket list
Seven reasons to come to Zermatt
Anyone who loves shopping will definitely feel at home in Zermatt's Bahnhofstrasse. What about a genuine Swiss watch or a souvenir of the village for a loved one?
In this destination where superlatives are the norm you can even go shopping at 3883 metres above sea level. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise offers a special class of shopping experience.
Hospitality, quality, tradition: these are the elements behind the popularity of the accommodation in Zermatt. Top ratings and visitor satisfaction levels confirm this year after year. It’s no coincidence that 80% of the guests at the Zermatt-Matterhorn resort are regular visitors. A holiday in Zermatt is like coming home to friends and familiar faces.
And there's plenty on offer if this is your first visit to the village at the foot of the Matterhorn. With holiday apartments, mountain huts, chalets, spas, camp sites and hotels for skiers and cyclists, Zermatt has something for everyone.
History and tradition
Around 300 days of sunshine a year and the Matterhorn on your doorstep. Zermatt’s natural surroundings offer recreation and relaxation, there is plenty for the foodies to write home about and enough outdoor action to satisfy the most ardent adventure-seeker – no wonder people come to Zermatt from all over the world.
The mountain village maintains its age-old charm to this day. History and tradition are as evident as the heart and soul and pioneering spirit of the holiday destination with a modern zeitgeist.
Getting to Zermatt
Every day, visitors from all over the world set off on their trip to the Matter Valley, brimming with excitement and anticipation as they head for Zermatt and the Matterhorn. The car-free resort has so much to offer, even the journey there is an experience.
You can come by train on the world-famous Glacier Express, or in the comfort of your own car as far as the neighbouring village of Täsch (Zermatt is a car-free zone), or even by helicopter: whatever suits you best.
Or what about arriving via the highest Alpine cableway crossing? Thanks to the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing there’s a new way of reaching Zermatt. Amidst the breathtaking Alpine panorama around the Matterhorn, the new route offers an exceptional travel experience.
Zermatt: the year-round destination by the Matterhorn
Unlimited opportunities to achieve personal ambitions or simply enjoy life
Zermatt Bergbahnen provides access to the most beautiful and remote areas of the Valais Alps, delighting visitors and locals alike throughout the year. From top-quality pistes which are open all year to unique hiking routes and exciting bike trails in the summer and autumn months – there’s something to do in Zermatt 365 days a year!