Zermatt - natural jewel in the canton of Valais
In the canton of Valais - in the district of Visp - lies the political municipality and civic community of Zermatt. The town is the second largest municipality in the district after Visp and is located in the Mattertal valley at an altitude of about 1,610 meters on the northeast river of the Matterhorn.
Especially the town and the surrounding region is extremely popular with mountaineers and hikers! The hiking and winter sports area attracts numerous visitors and nature lovers to the foot of the Matterhorn every year and impresses with a breathtaking alpine panorama.
In the center of Zermatt you can still find traditional and typical Swiss houses made of old wood. This gives the town a unique flair! In addition, Zermatt is a car-free community. This makes the town a small, idyllic refuge for nature lovers and travelers who want to absorb the charm and tranquility of the Swiss Alps.
The historic old town area of Zermatt is also home to numerous small as well as charming town hotels and tranquil accommodations - the perfect retreat to unwind and relax.
What is there for you to discover and experience during your stay in Zermatt?
Zermatt and the surrounding natural paradise are the perfect place for travelers who feel at home in nature. Zermatt's high-altitude valleys are home to many glaciers, many of which are still very large. And peak climbers can choose from 22 main Swiss peaks over 4,000 meters in altitude.
Among the highest mountains in Zermatt are the Dufourspitze (4,634 altitude meters), the Nordend (4,609 altitude meters) and the Matterhorn (4,478 altitude meters). But there is more to discover in Zermatt's fantastic natural landscape:
Sights, attractions and excursion destinations in Zermatt:
- Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cable car
- Gornergrat cable car
- Tandem paragliding with a view of the Matterhorn
- Chapel Schwarzsee Maria zum Schnee
- Igloo Village Zermatt
- Zermatt Festival
- Matterhorn Museum
- Marmot fountain
- Church St. Mauritius
- Ski World Cup Race Zermatt/Cervinia
In Zermatt, hiking and mountain lovers get their money's worth! Zermatt is situated at the foot of the highest mountains of the entire Alpine arc: Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Monte Rosa. If you immerse yourself in the multifaceted world of Zermatt, you will be captivated by the impressive mountain world in the Swiss Alps!