Edelweiss Trail, Zermatt

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One of the finest vantage points in the Zermatt region, Edelweiss Trail offers panoramic views of alpine valleys and pastures surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers. To reach this peaceful viewpoint, you'll have to endure a challenging but scenic 18km (12mi) hike from the Trift Glacier, via the aptly named Edelweiss trail. Start early and you'll get to enjoy the views of the Matterhorn in the morning sun, rising from behind the Monte Rosa massif. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and have your camera ready. To visit Edelweiss Trail on your holiday in Zermatt, and find out what else Zermatt has to offer, use our Zermatt.
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  • Höhbalmen is the place to be when you want to enjoy the Matterhorn from its best side and also want to enjoy the whole mountain range with Breithorn, Lyskamm, Monte Rosa and co. But the place usually....  more
    Höhbalmen is the place to be when you want to enjoy the Matterhorn from its best side and also want to enjoy the whole mountain range with Breithorn, Lyskamm, Monte Rosa and co. But the place usually....  more »
  • Beginning our hike in town, it took my wife and I two hours to reach the Edleweiss Hut (that was closed). Past the Hut, we went left (not right towards Trift Hotel) and climbed the tougher way to... 
    Beginning our hike in town, it took my wife and I two hours to reach the Edleweiss Hut (that was closed). Past the Hut, we went left (not right towards Trift Hotel) and climbed the tougher way to...  more »
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  • I think this has to be my favourite spot in Zermatt. The approach with the Matterhorn suddenly getting into sight and then the view of more 4,000+ metre peaks one can count with a perfectly placed bench for a picnic at the top just did it for me. It is a bit of a hike with the 1,100 metre ascent but it is well worth it.
  • Amazing hike!

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