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Switzerland – What to do in Zermatt and the Matterhorn Mountain

What to do in Zermatt?Our Swiss travel accounts continue with Zermatt and the Matterhorn mountain.Although the trip was some time ago, it’s been really cool to remember here through the blog posts.I hope you are also enjoying the reading and the photos.

After having seen the accounts of Jungfraujoch and Interlaken, we now continue our journey to a place no less impressive and enchanting.The city of Zermatt is the starting point for discovering the Matterhorn mountain, Switzerland’s most famous mountain and also known as the packaging of Swiss chocolate Toblerone.

Think of everything you have imagined about Switzerland and remember some of those calendar landscapes or computer wallpaper.In Zermatt, you see these places live and in color.Check out.

Switzerland – Things to do in Zermatt and the Matterhorn Mountain

See those landscapes live on your calendar or wallpaper

a script by Fabio Pastorello

The Matterhorn Mountain is the great attraction of Zermatt : the most photographed mountain in the world

Fun facts about Zermatt and the Matterhorn

  • Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn Mountain, the most photographed mountain in the world;
  • 1/3 of the Alpine Mountains are located in this region;
  • the ski slope is the highest in the Alps;
  • the climate is almost always sunny, with an average of 300 sunny days a year;
  • the place with the least amount of rain in Switzerland;
  • the air in Zermatt is cleaner,as fuel-powered vehicles have been banned there since 1947;
  • the city is the starting point for the Glacier Express, one of the most famous train journeys in the world, which crosses Switzerland to St. .Moritz;
  • over 3000 climbers climb the Matterhorn every year;
  • the height of the Matterhorn is 4,468 meters and it was first climbed in 1865.

On the map, we can see that Zermatt is located almost on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

Zermatt – Getting There

On the SBB CFF FFS – Swiss Federal Railways website, I had already consulted that from Interlaken (where I was) to Zermatt, two connections would be needed: in Spiez and Zisp.The impressive thing is that even with these two connections, the travel time was strictly followed.The trip took just over 2 hours.

On the SBB website, you can check travel times, departure times and connections

The journey, like all trains in Switzerland, is also an attraction, and we cross a valley between mountains.Guaranteed beautiful landscapes.

To find out how to get to Zermatt, just go to the SBB CFF FFS website and indicate your place of departure.The website indicates the travel time, connections (you can already check the boarding platforms, which will make it easier when changing trains) and the companies that will transport you.A place without cars?It’s time to fall in love.In reality, the circulation of cars is restricted to electric vehicles.But cars are really unnecessary.

The city of Zermatt

When I arrived in Zermatt, I found a very nice and picturesque and the sun that I had caught, especially on the trails.Who said you can’t get sunburned in Switzerland?Lips were also dry.I went out looking for a hat and bought a really nice one (which I still have today).

I wasn’t sure what to do in Zermatt (funicular, Gornergrat or trail), but the trail didn’t bother me. out of my head and I decided to do it.With the sun, the landscape was even more incredible than the day before, but the heat was also worse.

How to Get to the Trail

To get to the trail , just walk along the main street of Zermatt (Bahnhofstrasse) heading south, always following the river that crosses the city to the left.In less than 15 minutes you arrive in an area with some wooden benches and some telephone booths.It is very easy to find, some signs also indicate the way.

The path I would take leads to the village of Zmutt.On the trail, which is actually a very wide and sometimes slightly steep path, but never difficult to go through, foreigners used hiking poles, which I found unnecessary due to the level of difficulty.I stopped numerous times to photograph the trail, which was spectacular.

As I climbed further up the trail, the landscapes became even more incredible.Lots of flowers, wooden houses and even cows along the way entertained me during the walk.

O que fazer em Zermatt e a Montanha Matterhorn
Breathtaking moments almost upon arrival at Zmutt

Zermatt Suica
For whichever way I looked, the landscape was cinematic


When I arrived in the small village of Zmutt, the place looked like a ghost town.At this point you can only see the tip of the Matterhorn.

The little wooden houses and the narrow alleys make the place very picturesque.In the place you will also find a chapel and two restaurants, where you can have your lunch.It wasn’t my choice, as I still wanted to do a lot that day, but I think it’s a good option to have lunch there.

The trail is circular.I returned to the center of Zermatt as I still had other plans for my day there.

On My, you can also find a map of the trail and some more information.

Next stop: go up to Gornergat and see some more scenery and snow on top of the mountains.In the next post.

Stay tuned

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Zermatt – What to do

  • There are over 400 km of hiking trails.If you’re short on time, as I was, the trail to Zmutt is a good option and already guarantees breathtaking views
  • Matterhorn Museum: home to equipment from the first stop to the Matterhorn, in 1865 , which ended tragically.
  • Gornergrat: like the Jungfraujoch, a train ride takes you to an altitude of 3,000 meters, in a region with great views of the Matterhorn and the Monte-Rosa massif and with good hiking options in the mountains.
  • Glacier Paradise (Klein Matterhorn): the highest observatory in Europe (3,833 meters), it is accessible via a cable car and also has an ice palace ( see Ricardo Freire’s report on Viaje na Viagem).
  • Other things to do in Zermatt.Check it out on TripAdvisor.

Glacier Paradise.It was not enough.I recommend at least 2 days in the city.

  • I don’t think it’s recommendable either, because staying in Zermatt is super nice, the little town is charming.Great for romantic getaways.
  • Whoever travels in winter can enjoy many ski activities.
  • Whoever travels in the summer (as was my case), has excellent and beautiful trails to walk.But snow is also guaranteed.Via trains or cable cars, you go to higher altitudes and have contact with the snow-filled landscapes.
  • Whoever goes to Zermatt, usually combines their trip with the Glacier Express train, a train journey that takes 8 hours and travels through magnificent Swiss landscapes.The only drawback is that you can only photograph them from behind glass.
  • O que fazer em Zermatt e a Montanha Matterhorn


    Zermatt Matterhorn.
    The Walking Guide.Zermatt to Zmutt.

    This year a movie called “The Matterhorn Mountain“.See the trailer.To be seen.

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