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ZermattSwitzerland

Ski, climb and enjoy the exceptional natural beauty of this Swiss city where one of the world’s most spectacular mountains dominates the skyline.

Come to Zermatt and enjoy one of Europe’s most iconic views, the perfect triangle of the Matterhorn. Hike, ski or ride your bike through the surrounding mountains, eat in one of the many fine restaurants and enjoy the serenity of a completely car-free town.

Wake to nothing but the sound of birdsong and decide which of Zermatt's many activities you want to try. Walk along cobbled streets past chalets and barns and enjoy the fresh alpine air. Hikers and climbers are spoilt for choice, as Zermatt has options to suit all abilities. Breithorn is the easiest of the taller mountains, while the Matterhorn and Switzerland’s tallest mountain Monte Rosa require more experience.

In winter, ride the highest cable car in the world to the Klein Matterhorn and ski the 8-mile (13-kilometer) run all the way to Zermatt. In summer, take advantage of Europe’s largest summer time ski field, Trockener Steg. In the evening, sample superb cuisine in the restaurants or mix with the Swiss elite in sophisticated wine bars.

In summer, take a trip on the Gorner Ridge railway. Once a week, the train departs Zermatt at dawn and travels high into the mountains offering superb sunrise views and stopping to allow you time for an easy scenic walk among the peaks.

Zermatt is one of the more expensive European ski resorts and is home to many renowned hotels. If you are travelling on a budget, camping in the area can be a good option, even during winter, which is surprisingly mild.

Much of Zermatt’s appeal is the complete absence of motorized vehicles. This obviously means you can’t drive into town, so the best way is to get the train. If you do drive, park in the neighboring town of Täsch, 5 miles (7 kilometers) away and take the cog railway train or electric shuttle bus to this unique and beautiful town. With snow all year round, Zermatt is a destination for any season.

Top hotels in Zermatt

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
5 out of 5
Bahnhofstrasse 55, Zermatt, VS

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

4.9/5Exceptional! (172 reviews)

"The staff was incredible. Everything was easy. The location is perfect with incredible views."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt
Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt
4 out of 5
Unterer Mattenweg 41, Zermatt, VS
The price is AU$436 per night

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (281 reviews)

"We had a fabulous stay here at Fleurs de Zermatt! The facilities are very clean, updated, and beautiful. Service was excellent. We especially loved the huge breakfast buffet (with unlimited specialty coffee drinks!), the lovely views, awesome location, ski room with heated lockers, and fabulous spa ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt
Hotel Helvetia
Hotel Helvetia
2 out of 5
Bahnhofstrasse 72, Zermatt, VS
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$140 per night

Located in Zermatt City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zermatt–Sunnegga Funicular and Zermatt-Furi Gondola. Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station ...

3.7/5Good! (448 reviews)

"Convenient to main area of Zermatt. Hotel could be updated--stairs are hard to maneuver because they are so narrow."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

Hotel Helvetia

Popular places to visit in Zermatt

Matterhorn
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Matterhorn

5/5(15 reviews)

Trek through scenic Alpine meadows and climb up the Mountain of Mountains, which is among Europe’s tallest rock formations, looming over the resort of Zermatt.

Sunnegga Ski Resort
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Sunnegga Ski Resort

5/5(1 review)

Bring your kids to learn to ski in winter, watch marmots by the lake in summer and ride the famed gondolas through mountains.

Schwarzee Lake
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Schwarzee Lake

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

Top activities in Zermatt

Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn area) from Bern
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Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn area) from Bern

AU$865
Per adult
Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn area) from Basel
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Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn area) from Basel

AU$861
Per adult
Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn area)
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Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn area)

AU$671
Per adult
Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour from Bern
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour from Bern

AU$575
Per adult
Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour from Zurich
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour from Zurich

AU$602
Per adult
Zermatt Ski Rental Evolution Package
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Zermatt Ski Rental Evolution Package

100% of travellers recommend
AU$56
Per adult

Reviews of Zermatt

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Jan. 2020

We only had a short stopover but loved the town. So picturesque

5/5 - Excellent

Helen

19 Jan. 2020

Wobderful place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

AdamandKatrina

6 Oct. 2019

Zermatt is a very nice place, a must see for any trip to Switzerland.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Sep. 2019

A visit to the Matterhorn glacier paradise is a must. Also taking the train up the Gornergrat was wonderful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Sep. 2019

Loved our tune in Zermatt. Our highlights were the views of Matterhorn, the 5 Lakes walk and the Parkhotel Beausite.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Jul. 2019

Beautiful setting. We had three days of great hiking. Plenty of hiking options.