10 Best Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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St Mauritius Church

Unterrothorn

Spur 5º 14' N, 8º 47' E.

A beautiful and amazing trail about 5 km long with many bridges, the trail was specially equipped by the railway workers in the early 1900s. According to the researchers, the funicular, which is the only one of its kind in Switzerland, was able to rise and lower its lifts to reach the different levels of the trail.

For this reason, it was a perfect course to film James Bond when he made a brief visit to the beautiful area. From the top, you can see a stunning panorama of the valley and the peak of the Matterhorn, one of the most popular in the world.

Mountaineers' Cemetery

Matterhorn Museum

Riffelsee

Sunnegga

The Sunnegga mountain is approximately 15 hundred meters and offers beautiful views of breathtaking mountains. If you want to do winter sports, take the Zermatt gondola at first station and go to the second station.

There is a hut there with excellent snow. Enjoy its lovely snow with the Uraza sword in your hand. When you return, return to the station of Zermatt with the gondola.

Breithorn

Aim to: Cardio workout, Brain workout

Short description: A cycle route totaling 14.8 km up a steep slope in only 4.5 hours, but you get to enjoy incredible views

Location: Zermatt

How to do it: The Breithorn Bike Ride offers you a stunning view of the Matterhorn. Its amazing 360-degree panorama of peaks and valleys offers you not only the view of a lifetime – the best Swiss cycling experience.

The tracks are maintained in rigidly clean condition, and the altitude and landscape is also well protected to ensure a hassle-free cycling experience.

The tracks can be covered by "Jungfraubahnen" (Matterhorn Cable Car) or by Zermatt's "Helmbahn" (Lion Chair), which is 10 minutes quicker. However, please note that the Breithorn Bike Ride is not recommended at night.

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Gorner Gorge

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

The This is a treat for all outdoor enthusiasts. For sure, you won't see something more beautiful than the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Here you can admire the view of the glacier, going up the 2836 meters high mountain. It's here where you can also see the most impressive Alpine flowers, "Reisetrauben". Drive yourself the beautiful magnet!

Kandersteg Lake and Albert Steltenbauer, Switzerland

This is where you can find my personal favorite stop, Kandersteg Lake and Albert Steltenbauer, Switzerland. Going to Kandersteg Lake it's truly an amazing place. You don't have to hike, it's relatively easy, but you have a chance to walk through the beautiful nature in Switzerland. And when you are there you can take some pictures of the lake, visiting some castles or simply enjoying the beautiful views. You can find here some of the prettiest flowers in the world, my personal favorite is the "Reisetrauben" (Iris-Flower). If you have sweated a lot hiking, this is the perfect place for you to enjoy some natural beauty and do some body-refreshing activities. It's likely you'll be lucky enough to spot some wildlife, depending on the time of year. Here you'll find some free swimming areas. In the summer season you'll find out a lot of swimmers and beaches here.

Matterhorn

The Matterhorn is the iconic icon of Switzerland. This mountain towers over the Zermatt area and is the main attraction for skiing, hiking and outdoor sports in the area. You can ski the magnificent mountain in winter and hike to the mountaintop in summer.

The Zermatt area has an average of 1,500 hours of sunshine each year, making it a popular hiking and mountain biking destination. There are trails for every skill level and the views of the mountains are spectacular.

The Matterhorn is a popular hiking destination, only surpassed in popularity in Switzerland by the Eiger and the Jungfrau Mountains. Along with the fun of hiking in the mountains, there are also many hotels and chalets available for booking online.

This area is one of the most popular places to visit in Switzerland and offers hikers majestic mountains, pristine lakes, picturesque towns and wonderful cultural sites.

The breathtaking landscape of Zermatt and the Alps is one of the primary reasons the area is so popular. The Matterhorn, at almost 14,800 ft (4543m), is a challenging world-famous peak to climb but the views of the area from its summit are indescribably beautiful.