The Matterhorn, Zermatt

4.8
#1 of 221 in Parks in Swiss Alps
King of the Swiss Alps, the colossal The Matterhorn rises above the picturesque resort town of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain's summit is 4,478 m (14,692 ft) high, its four steep faces soaring above the surrounding glaciers and facing the four points of the compass. First ascended in 1865 by a team of alpinists led by English mountaineer Edward Whymper, the pyramid-shaped mountain continues to draw ambitious climbers from around the globe. Less audacious visitors can still access sweeping views of the scenery by taking an aerial cable car departing from Zermatt up to a dizzying height of about 3,800 m (12,500 ft). With our international travel planner, Zermatt attractions like The Matterhorn can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Rising up to 10,000ft, the majestic Matterhorn is a bucket list of mine, to view the iconic pyramid shaped peak that looms majestically. We took a cogwheel train and enjoyed the scenic views of...  more »
  • Jun 15-17: The moment one is in Zermatt, it is impossible to miss Matterhorn. Matterhorn is overwhelming in this car free town of Zermatt. You can see it from the rail station, from the narrow lanes.....  more »
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  • Always want to be here, just climbing climbing climbing
  • I eat m&ms

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