One of the finest vantage points in the Zermatt region, Hohbalmen offers panoramic views of alpine valleys and pastures surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers. To reach this peaceful viewpoint, you'll have to endure a challenging but scenic 18km (12mi) hike from the Trift Glacier, via the aptly named Edelweiss trail. Start early and you'll get to enjoy the views of the Matterhorn in the morning sun, rising from behind the Monte Rosa massif. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and have your camera ready. To visit Hohbalmen on your holiday in Zermatt, and find out what else Zermatt has to offer, use our Zermatt travel planner.
Beginning our hike in town, it took my wife and I two hours to reach the Edleweiss Hut (that was closed). Past the Hut, we went left (not right towards Trift Hotel) and climbed the tougher way to Hohb... more »
jeden Höhenmeter wert, den man erklimmen muss; Super-(Rundum-)Aussicht auf Matterhorn/Görnergrat & vieles mehr; gute Chancen für Tierbeobachtungen (Gämsen, Steinböcke); Schwarznasen-Schafe hautnah more »worth every vertical meter that you have to climb; Super (all-round) view of Matterhorn/Görnergrat & much more; good chances for animal observations (chamois, ibex); Black-nosed sheep up close
The most beautiful way in Zermatt 🙂
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