Indoor activities in Zermatt

Most people assume the only attractions worth experiencing in Zermatt are outdoors.  Skiing, ice skating, hockey, snowboarding, ice climbing and paragliding can keep your family very busy.  And, of course, there is the Matterhorn.  Zermatt’s main attraction may be the Matterhorn and the outdoor activities that accompany life in a snow-covered mountain village; however, there are also many indoor activities that you can enjoy while visiting Zermatt.  If the weather becomes unable to bear, you can still enjoy the many indoor attractions that Zermatt has to offer.

For athletes, there are several opportunities to get a great workout indoors while enjoying some of Zermatt’s indoor activities.  The climbing wall in Triftbachhalle allows you to climb over 140 square meters of space for a great workout while having fun.  If indoor climbing is not your sport, you can swim or play tennis at several locations in Zermatt.  If some members of your family want something less physical to pass the time, they can go to one of the two bowling alleys in Zermatt.  They can also play a friendly game of billiards or catch a movie at the cinema.

A trip to Zermatt would not be complete without visiting Zermatlantis.  Zermatlantis is the Matterhorn Museum and is an attraction that the entire family will enjoy.  Zermatlantis is a fictional excavation site providing a glimpse into the history of the Matterhorn and Zermatt.  The “staff” have gone for lunch leaving the excavation site open.  Visitors can wonder through the site to explore how the lives of the farmers in the village changed with the first ascent of the Matterhorn.  Get a close up view of the broken rope from the very first ascent up the great mountain.  State-of-the-art technology enhances the experience and provides for an afternoon of great site setting.  While you are at the museum, make sure to check the schedule for cultural performances and other special events.

For travelers in need of a little pampering, they can relax and indulge in a little “me” time while in Zermatt.  Have a soothing pedicure or indulge in a relaxing massage.  You can also spend some time in a Roman steam bath, Finnish sauna or Turkish bath.  A favorite activity is relaxing in a floating pool before sinking into an open-air Jacuzzi.  There are many places in Zermatt to indulge the sense and relax after a day of sightseeing.

No matter what you choose to do in Zermatt, you will enjoy spending time both indoors and outdoors in this beautiful city.

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One Response to Indoor activities in Zermatt

  1. bd13 says:

    We stayed in a good hotel having found a good rate for it at the tourist info centre near the railway station in Zermatt. The tour was great and memorable. Everything was just fine. You are absolutely right about indoor activities information. I can add another renowned thing of Zermatt and that is nightlife. Zermatt nightlife offers something special for every requirement, Modern lounges, authentic bars and clubs with different kinds of music and cultural events for the young and the young-at–heart. Zermatt has definitively established itself as a gourmet paradise

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