Although it may seem daunting to visit a mountainous, car-free village in upper Switzerland, Zermatt is friendly to even first-time tourists, and a great place to experience some incredible views of snow-covered mountains and rivers and lakes mingling with the city’s impressive accommodations and restaurants. Getting into Zermatt is best done via rail, and from the Zermatt Railway Station
, it’s easy to either catch a cable car electric bus to the hotels. Or, start the adventure right away and hike down to the village.
There are several mountains in Zermatt, so hikers and mountaineers will not be short of a peak to climb. The most experienced will certainly head to the Matterhorn
, Zermatt’s most famous attraction. The even more experienced mountaineers will also tackle the peaks of Monte Rosa, which is said to be the highest point in Switzerland. This climb will take days of planning and physical preparation, and Zermatt is the perfect place to plan such a trip.
Biking, hiking, walking, and exploring the ins and outs of an old village are what await most travelers to Zermatt. It’s most definitely a refreshing place to visit, especially given all of the cars that seem to crowd many parts of the world. Also, because the city is a popular vacation destination especially among outdoor sports enthusiasts, there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses from which to choose.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Zermatt, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.