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Culture of Zermatt. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

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 doesn’t have a rich variety of historical landmarks and cultural centers. However, it offers quite an interesting tour program for its guests. In the heart of the village, visitors will see one of its main symbols – an ice tower that is a real masterpiece of architectural art. The construction is completely made of ice and strikes with its impressive size.
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
A no less interesting "ice" attraction is located on the mountainside of Klein Matterhorn . The unique "Hall of ice" was carved in one of the glaciers – it is not possible to find a similar hall anywhere else in the world. It resembles a huge cave that is completely covered with sparkling ice. The hall looks absolutely mesmerizing from the inside. The Ski Matterhorn Museum remains the most visited cultural center of the resort. Its collection is devoted to the history of mountaineering and skiing. The museum exhibits an interesting collection of old mountaineering equipment and photographs, as well as many other valuable items. Moreover, Zermatt has several unusual art galleries that regularly hold exhibitions and thematic events dedicated to the modern culture.
Tourists, who want to see the main historical symbols of the resort, should take a walk in its well-preserved medieval district. Marvelous buildings with the century-old history border with modern buildings, creating an incredibly harmonious atmosphere. Many luxurious hotels also have the remains of protective constructions in their territories. Over a century ago, these facilities defended the Alpine settlement from uninvited guests. Copyright
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
At the gorgeous resort, tourists have an opportunity to explore unique natural attractions regardless of the time of the year. As a rule, vacationers enjoy visiting Monte Rosa and Klein Matterhorn glaciers. It is possible to reach these landmarks by cable car. During warm months of the year, holidaymakers are welcome to join numerous hiking excursions to the most picturesque mountain areas. Zermatt has everything needed for curious travelers who cannot imagine a vacation without fascinating excursions.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Zermatt and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Zermatt
♥   Basilica di S. Maria delle Grazie (Sacro Monte di Varallo Sesia), Varallo Sesia, 44.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Aosta, 45.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica della Madonna Nera di Oropa, Sacro Monte di Oropa, 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Stefano, Biella, 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Giulio, Isola di S. Giulio, 55.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Ivrea, 61.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario Basilica del SS. Crocifisso, Boca, 61.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Zermatt and near


From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
The total cost of the investments involved was more than 3 billion Swiss francs. Nowadays the project entered a second implementation phase. It has been decided to build a 60-km-long tunnel which is parallel to Lötschberg to reduce the travel time from Zurich to Milan. Despite the huge investments, the tunnel under the Alps fully confirms its existence, as more than 120 passenger and commercial trains use it daily. … Read further

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
A pleasant surprise will wait for visitors at the top; there you will see a multi-level observation deck with comfortable seating areas and cozy cafes. The open wooden platform acts as a viewing point; it features interconnected tunnels and passages carved directly into the rock. The uppermost area is at an altitude of 3842 meters; it is about 70 meters above the floor. … Read further

Wengen Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The upper part of the ski slope is relatively easy and even fits for mid-level skiers. The closer to the center of the ski slope, the more difficult the routes become. The ski slope is incredibly steep, stretching through the rocks and ends with an incredibly steep ending, which is almost always icy. Wengen is one of the most picturesque resorts in Switzerland. Both beginners, intermediate level skiers and real professionals will find a suitable ski slope for themselves. … Read further
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Nobu Will Open a Hotel in Hamburg

Nobu Hospitality, a luxury hotel company with roots in fine dining, will add one more property to its portfolio. Founded by star chef Nobu Matsushita, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, Nobu will soon open a hotel in Hamburg, Germany. For this project, Nobu partnered with SIGNA Real Estate, a famous developer that is behind the Elbtower project. The new Nobu hotel and restaurant will be located in this large mixed-use space, which is recognized as the tallest in the city. Read this


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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Zermatt

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