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Sightseeing in Zermatt - what to see. Complete travel guide

Zermatt is a popular Swiss ski resort located at the foot of the Matterhorn Mount. This amazing resort has always attracted high-end travelers. Thanks to its unique location, Zermatt has quickly become a trendy and luxurious destination. There is an explanation to that – close to Zermatt, there are unique mountain peaks, the height of which is more than 4 000 meters. These are Dufourspitze Peak, the Monte Rosa massif, majestic Mount Matterhorn, and the unique Alpine glacier Gorner . The local scenery is incredibly wonderful, so travelers come to visit this place all year round.
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Modern sports infrastructure remains the main value of the resort. It’s a fabulous place where visitors can have fun and enjoy their favorite sports literally all year round. Zermatt … Open
In winter, fans of skiing spend their time here. To their service, there are more than 200 miles of superior trails. The ski area is divided into several sectors, so there are areas for professional sportsmen, for beginners, and for the youngest guests of the resort. In Zermatt, there is the largest snow park in whole Europe - Gravity Park Zermatt . It is a must-visit place for everyone fond of fun and active recreation. As the park is located on the Theodul Glacier, most of sports and entertainments are available all year round.
Photogallery of Theodul:
In summer, Zermatt attracts hiking enthusiasts and travelers who like to relax in magnificent natural places. It is the starting point of thousands of interesting hiking routes. To explore local natural attractions, tourists don’t need only walk long hours. Nature has created excellent conditions for cycling and horse riding. In summer, several new train routes appear in the area, offering scenic rides that pass through the most fabulous places. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In addition to various winter sports and hiking, guests of Zermatt are welcome to devote some time to various entertainments. There are excellent sports centers, unusual shops, and trendy … Open
The trendy resort has many interesting features. Despite its excellent infrastructure and active use of modern technologies, Zermatt cares about its unique ecology. The territory of the resort, as well as the territory of the surrounding areas, is closed to vehicles. It is allowed to use only environmentally friendly means of transport, such as electric vehicles, horse-drawn lifts, and bicycles.
The picturesque Alpine village cherishes its historical landmarks. The Zermatt’s historic district is in amazingly nice condition. Over the past few years, the village has increased in size several times, but the surviving medieval buildings have been carefully preserved by local people. In Zermatt, gorgeous modern hotels that are famous far beyond the borders of the country can border with original historical buildings. Such a contrast makes the resort even more attractive.
Zermatt is famous for its luxury hotels. There are more than 300 attractive hotels in different categories. Mont Cervin Palace, which has started accepting guests since 1851, is a true … Open
The abundance of the so-called "frozen" attractions is another interesting feature of the resort. Tourists will have an opportunity to see incredibly beautiful structures made of ice, look into real ice caves, and take pictures with unusual ice statues. In winter, the resort often hosts exciting sporting events and competitions. Visiting them is a great way to diversify any vacation.
a little paradise In Zermatt, there is a very interesting Alpine Ski Museum that is dedicated to the history of the resort and its development. During its years-long history, the resort has hosted many important sports competitions. The museums exhibits collections of interesting photographs, vintage sports gear, various medals and trophies, and many other thematic accessories. Fans of exploring historical areas will find it interesting to visit the oldest district of Zermatt where they can find a fragment of the old village.
In Zermatt, there are three ski areas: Gornergrat, Rothorn, and Klein Matterhorn. The latter is open for vacationers even in summer. The total length of all trails is 194km, out of which … Open
There are also three beautiful churches, the design and decoration of which have not changed much over the last 150 years. In recent years, the infrastructure of the resort was upgraded, and new unusual entertainment complexes have appeared there. Alpin Fun Park is one of such venues. It is an entertainment center that cannot leave anyone indifferent. It offers its guests to try winter volleyball and has special areas for playing winter golf. Not every resort in the world can offer such unusual entertainment to its guests.
There are more than 15 swimming pools in the resort, and some of them are filled with sea water. To the service of vacationers, there are indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, several high-class fitness centers, and even a center that specializes in paragliding. Despite the fact that Zermatt is considered a usual alpine ski resort, it is very interesting to visit not only in winter. The resort is much targeted at vacationers with children, so families will find it very comfortable to stay there.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Zermatt
♥   Shopping area ' Bahnhofstrasse' Zermatt, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Zermatt
♥   Castle 'Savoy Castle' Gressoney-Saint-Jean, 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Graines Castle' Brusson, 31 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ussel Castle' Châtillon, 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cly Castle' Saint Denis, 33.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nus Castle' Nus, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Zermatt
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 53.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 56.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 93.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 160.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Zermatt from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
You can not only walk through the tunnels between levels, but also use a special lift that is much more convenient and faster. There is a special plate with the exact height of the platform and its number at each level. It's also worth to have a long and incredibly interesting tour to Aiguille du Midi that many tourists tend to visit in the summer. The fact is that it’s always very cold and very windy at the top, so it would be more comfortable to climb it in the summer, when it's not so chilly. … Read further

Wengen Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
One of the most attractive features of Wengen is its unique ecology. There is no traffic on the health resort, so the air is always very fresh. Usually, the ski season starts in the middle of December and lasts until the end of April. The guests of the spa resort have a great choice of entertainment, which is not limited to skiing. All year round, the special curling hall and ice rink are open. And in the summer, the tennis courts and the Minigolf fields are available to the health resort guests. Wengen also has the typical entertainment infrastructure and is a location for restaurants, colorful bars and discos, a cinema and even a concert hall. … Read further

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
A unique feature of the beautiful palace, hidden behind its unobtrusive walls, is the unique interiors, which include the rare marble and wood varieties, gold and precious stones. Throne Hall is considered to be the most magnificent, and in the Gobelinsaal you can see the unique masterpieces of Flemish art embroidered with gold. On the lower floor of the building are the unique shell caves decorated with the natural stalactites and shells of the whimsical forms. Isola Bella Island and the wonderful Palace have served as a venue for classical music concerts for several years. … Read further
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