Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, Zermatt

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Learn about the early climbers who reached the summit of the Matterhorn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Head underground to this museum, which is set up to resemble a mountain village with 14 houses as well as a church, hotel, huts, and granaries. Learn about the development of the area and the many climbers who frequent it, and see samples of the equipment and gear they use. Watch a film from the 1930s about the competition between Edward Whymper and Jean Antoine Carrel, who each attempted to reach the summit--one from the Swiss side, and one from the Italian side. The museum showcases the broken rope from the first ascent of the mountain in 1865 and one of the two stones that Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in 1993. The museum is centrally located in the village at a walkable distance from other local attractions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and many more Zermatt attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • I should’ve known not to be fooled by the entrance which literally looks like the tip of the iceberg but this museum is much larger than I expected underground and you could really spend a lot of... 
    I should’ve known not to be fooled by the entrance which literally looks like the tip of the iceberg but this museum is much larger than I expected underground and you could really spend a lot of...  more »
  • Due to the weather, we were not able to take the Gornergrat Railway up to see the Matterhorn. Instead, we used our Swiss Travel Pass Flex for free admission (saved us 10 CHF per person) to the... 
    Due to the weather, we were not able to take the Gornergrat Railway up to see the Matterhorn. Instead, we used our Swiss Travel Pass Flex for free admission (saved us 10 CHF per person) to the...  more »
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  • Do visit this fabulous underground museum for the full story of the Matterhorn climbs. Full of local interest and real artifacts from the mountain. Especially rooms such as the mountain guides cabin etc. 10 Franks entrance but such a wealth of interest and information.
  • A very informative museum, perfect for a rainy day in town. Admission is free with a Swiss travel pass, and is an hour well spent if you're into unique little museums and want to learn some local history. I also now have an abundance of niche information about the Matterhorn to unprovokedly dump on my friends. I am sure they will appreciate this... although perhaps not quite as much as I appreciated my time at the museum.

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