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Schwarzsee Lake

Appreciate the spectacular views of the snow-capped peak of the Matterhorn as you ride a gondola to this scenic lake.

Schwarzsee Lake is a basin of water offering scenic views of its surrounding mountains and a quaint village. It is known as the Black Lake due to its dark water with practically no visibility. Visit the quaint chapel on the shore and learn about its intriguing history.

Stroll around the perimeter of this fairly small lake and enjoy the views of mountains. Stop for a picnic with your family and appreciate the serenity at an altitude of 8,373 feet (2,552 meters) above sea level. Relax here and rest during a day of trekking through the mountains.

If conditions allow, arrive early for the majestic sunrise or stay for the sunset in this tranquil part of the world. Visit the small chapel beside the lake and stand across the lake to photograph it with its white reflection. Legends say that the chapel, which is dedicated to Maria zum Schnee (Our Lady of the Snows), was built after two walkers found their way after getting lost in the fog.

Ascend the trail leading above the lake to the 19th-century Hörnli Hut on the northeastern ridge of the Matterhorn mountain. Even higher is the Solvay Hut, which is perched perilously on a cliff edge and can be used in case of emergencies.

See the charming village of Zermatt pass beneath your feet as you take the gondola up into the air. Capture photos of the stunning surroundings, which are mostly white in winter. The cable car delivers you within a 10-minute walk of the lake.

Visit Schwarzsee Lake for free. It is open at all times. The lift has a fee and operates during daylight hours. The lake is in a hollow beneath the Matterhorn in the southern part of Switzerland, near the border with Italy. Ride the intricate network of gondolas to get around the mountainous area. Take the Matterhorn Railway to Zermatt for a picturesque ride through the mountains. Visit nearby landmarks in the area, such as the Riffelhorn and the Trockener Steg.


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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Bahnhofstrasse 55, Zermatt, VS
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Zermatt hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps away from Matterhorn Museum and Mountaineers Cemetery. Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station is 5 minutes by foot and Zermatt Station is 6 minutes.

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    Hotel Schwarzsee

    Hotel Schwarzsee

    Schwarzsee, Zermatt
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Zermatt, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Matterhorn Ski Paradise, Furi Ski Area and Matterhorn Express II Cable Car. Riffelberg Express Gondola and Furi - Trockener Steg Cable Car are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Hotel Bellerive AU$362
      Hotel Bellerive

      Hotel Bellerive

      Riedstrasse 3, Zermatt, VS
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Zermatt hotel is located in the mountains, just steps away from Mountaineers Cemetery and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Matterhorn Museum and St. Mauritius Church are also within 5 minutes. Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station is 10 minutes by foot and Zermatt Station is 10 minutes.

        Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt AU$441
        Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt

        Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt

        Unterer Mattenweg 41, Zermatt, VS
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Zermatt, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Matterhorn Museum and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. St. Mauritius Church and Mountaineers Cemetery are also within 15 minutes. Zermatt Station and Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Hotel Matterhorn Focus AU$363
          Hotel Matterhorn Focus

          Hotel Matterhorn Focus

          Schluhmattstrasse 131, Zermatt, VS
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is steps away from Zermatt-Furi Gondola and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Matterhorn Museum and St. Mauritius Church are also within 15 minutes. Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station is 16 minutes by foot and Zermatt Station is 16 minutes.

            Sunstar Hotel Zermatt AU$255
            Sunstar Hotel Zermatt

            Sunstar Hotel Zermatt

            Untere Mattenstrasse 50, Zermatt, VS
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Mauritius Church and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Matterhorn Museum and Mountaineers Cemetery are also within 10 minutes. Zermatt Station and Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Hotel Alpenhof AU$311
              Hotel Alpenhof

              Hotel Alpenhof

              Matterstrasse 43, Postfach 462, Zermatt, VS
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Zermatt, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Mauritius Church and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Matterhorn Museum and Mountaineers Cemetery are also within 10 minutes. Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station is 5 minutes by foot and Zermatt Station is 6 minutes.

                Hotel Alpenroyal AU$252
                Hotel Alpenroyal

                Hotel Alpenroyal

                Riedweg 96, Zermatt, VS
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Mauritius Church and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Matterhorn Museum and Mountaineers Cemetery are also within 10 minutes. Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station is 10 minutes by foot and Zermatt Station is 11 minutes.