The Matterhorn, Zermatt

4.8
#1 of 225 in Parks in Swiss Alps
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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  • This is one of the nicest mountain in the world. if you find it hard to be in the Everest region, choose the Matterhorn.  more »
  • Maybe the most iconic mountain in Europe. Unfortunately it is covered in clouds and mist sometimes. But don’t give up trying to see it. It will be worth.  more »
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  • I love mountains. I’ve been there 3 years ago. It was a truly breathtaking experience.
  • amazing view. absolutely breathtaking.
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