What You Need to Know before Going to Zermatt for Vacation

Zermatt is recognized as one of the most attractive tourist spots in the world because of its location, its beauty, and the many activities that can be done there.

Its Location

Zermatt is a village located at the foot of Matterhorn, Switzerland. It is surrounded with plentiful astounding mountains including Monte Rosa, which is the highest mountain in Switzerland. Despite this fact, the place is most popularly known for Matterhorn. In 1865, Matterhorn was the last alpine mountain to be overcome where only three of the seven expediters survived in reaching the top thereof.

At present, the city strictly implements a “car-free” policy and almost all vehicles are operated on batteries which leave very little noise. Hence, there is quite no internal combustion except where outside delivery and specialist services come from other regions and this city is really a place where you can indulge yourself in tranquility.

How to Get There

The most possible way to get to Zermatt is by train to Visp and Brig which runs on an hourly schedule. Private cars can only go as far as Tasch, which is 7 kilometers to Zermatt, which 7 kilometers can only be traveled by train or cab.

Things to Do

During the summer and autumn, it is very desirable to walk, cycle, and do mountain climbing in Zermatt. Tourists come to this place every year for its 4,000-meter summits. On the other hand, a 400-kilometer foot path is also available as an alternate route to the mountain-scape of Zermatt for those who are not professional climbers.

In winter, skiing is a very popular activity among residents and tourists alike.  Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and Schwarzsee-Matterhorn glacier paradise comprise the ski region of Zermatt.

If you are traveling with a tight budget, camping is an excellent activity. The climate is tolerable even during the winter but it is still advisable to bring with you warmers or heaters to keep yourself warm and dry. During summer, camper areas are available in Zermatt which can be found near the train station.

Places to See

Gornergrat is a must-see place. It is a cog railway which leads to the mountain at 3089-meter altitude. It guarantees a captivating panoramic view from the top.

At the Matterhorn Museum, you will find the gears used by the alpinists in 1865 during their historic ascent.

The Glacier Paradise is recognized as the highest location in Europe. It can be reached by means of the cable-way. Here, you will enjoy the view of the highest glacier paradise in the globe.

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