The Queen of the Swiss mountains!

The Matterhorn

Matterhorn in Zermatt
Matterhorn in Zermatt (Zeliya Schär)
Do you know this mountain above? It’s the most famous mountain of Switzerland – The Matterhorn. The mountain is famous because of his shape as well as the stories of the first ascents. No one can escape its fascination – neither locals nor guests.

If you are visiting Switzerland the Matterhorn is a must-see. And believe me, you will not regret it at all. The Matterhorn is, with a high of 4478 meters, one of the highest mountains of the Alpes.

In Switzerland we have also this very famous chocolate called “Toblerone” and it comes in the shape of Matterhorn. So if you missed the Matterhorn while your trip in Switzerland, then you should at least buy a bar of Toblerone. 😉

Swiss chocolate Toblerone
Swiss chocolate “Toblerone”

How to get there by train

To see the Matterhorn you have to visit Zermatt first. Zermatt is perfectly accessible from Visp by train. Take the train from Bern to Visp (duration 1 hour), then from Visp you take the Gornergrat railway up to Zermatt (duration 1 hour). To check the timetable and buy your ticket please visit the website of SBB (Swiss Federal Railways).
> Price estimation: from Visp to Zermatt, one-way, 2nd class CHF 37.00 / person

How to get there by car

Please note that Zermatt is car-free. So if you would like to visit Zermatt by car, access for private cars is only permitted to Täsch. Täsch offers a covered parking space for more than 2000 private cars. From Täsch to Zermatt you can take the Gornergrat railway or a taxi. To buy your ticket or to check the timetable please check the website of SBB.

The village Zermatt

Zermatt is a small mountain village but has a lot to offer. In winter Zermatt offers over 350 km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding and the ski lifts go up the highest point, to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m. But Zermatt offers also a lot in Summer, you will find a wide range of different hiking paths, you can just enjoy the beautiful charm of this little village, you can go up to Gornergrat, which offers an amazing view (see below) or you visit the museum of Matterhorn, which is located in the middle of the village. On the website of Zermatt Tourism, you will find a lot more to do in Zermatt. Have fun!

View from Gornergrat
View from Gornergrat (mountain) (Zeliya Schär)

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