The Matterhorn, Zermatt

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King of the Swiss Alps, the colossal The Matterhorn rises above the picturesque resort town of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain's summit is 4,478 m (14,692 ft) high, its four steep faces soaring above the surrounding glaciers and facing the four points of the compass. First ascended in 1865 by a team of alpinists led by English mountaineer Edward Whymper, the pyramid-shaped mountain continues to draw ambitious climbers from around the globe. Less audacious visitors can still access sweeping views of the scenery by taking an aerial cable car departing from Zermatt up to a dizzying height of about 3,800 m (12,500 ft). With our international travel planner, Zermatt attractions like The Matterhorn can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My wife and I visited Zermatt in mid may and decided to go up to see the Matterhorn on the Gornergrat railway. Having our Swiss rail pass we got 50% off on the price for this ride. Wow ! Was it worth....  more
    My wife and I visited Zermatt in mid may and decided to go up to see the Matterhorn on the Gornergrat railway. Having our Swiss rail pass we got 50% off on the price for this ride. Wow ! Was it worth....  more »
  • We went as a group with the sole intention of getting as close as we could to the picturesque mountain. The sun shone in Zermatt all day, 21 degrees, tee shirt weather. After a wonderful lunch we... 
    We went as a group with the sole intention of getting as close as we could to the picturesque mountain. The sun shone in Zermatt all day, 21 degrees, tee shirt weather. After a wonderful lunch we...  more »
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