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Country Country-Switzerland Switzerland
Canton Valais (VS) Valais (VS)
Altitude Altitude 1620m - 3880m
Speaking Languages Speaking-Languages French, German
Official Website Official-Website https://www.zermat...
Near Airport nearest-airport Geneva Airport
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Zermatt is a premier mountain resort, nestled proudly in the heart of the Swiss Alps. This amazing car-free Alpine resort in Valais Canton of Switzerland is considered one of the most attractive resorts all over the world. Mountain peaks that reach up to 15,000 feet high surround it.

The town of Zermatt has a relaxed atmosphere due to its small size. There are three main streets, which run along the banks of the River Matter Vispa, and numerous cross-streets, especially around the station and the church, which form the centre of Zermatt.

The streets are narrow and lined with shops, restaurants, and hostels near the rail station. The houses are everywhere, some are perched on the lower edge of the mountains mixed with 100 years old wood-hewn beamed walls along with newer buildings and homes.

Most of the buildings are chalet-style, some very historic, others more modern, but all blend in with the "Old World" charm and Alpine architecture.

The vacationing village is a real paradise for skiers even during summer, as it’s Europe’s highest and largest summer skiing region called “Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.” There are also many other majestic sites to enjoy in this mountain area.

The ski slopes are quite easily reached from the village with the underground funicular, which rides at 2300 metres up among a glorious scenery.

This magical wonderland of Zermatt is home to nine of the ten highest mountains in Europe. The high altitude guarantees an excellent snow record in a long season, which makes Zermatt special.

Zermatt skiing area is open all year round. Chilling out and enjoying crazy skiing is an incredible experience for all kind of tourists.

The symbol of Switzerland is located here and is an emblem for Alpinists. Always mystical and majestic: the dramatic Matterhorn is the mountain, which is considered the most photographed all over the world.

This pyramid-shaped and so-called ‘mountain of mountains’ is very difficult and dangerous to climb. The first attempt to climb Matterhorn was made in the year 1865, costing the lives of four out of seven alpinists. After this incident, the region gained its fame. Climbing up the mountain became a challenge for ambitious mountaineers.

Nowadays, the visitors admire the significant panoramic view of the world’s most photographed mountain from 3820 metres above sea level, which is the highest cable car station in the Swiss Alps.

If you are seeking just fresh air, harmony and peace with nature, you will find it all in Zermatt. You will gain close acquaintance with the Swiss folklore and get personal with yodellers, traditionally costumed dancers and accordion music.

In Zermatt, you can find everything concerning luxurious vacations, starting from helicopter sightseeing flights and ending with winter or summer skiing.

Everything about Zermatt is breathtaking, including the price, as the vacations or long-term stays in Zermatt are considered to be among the most expensive in Switzerland. However, it is definitely worth it!

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