Discover Germany | Issue 16 | July 2014

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Parkhotel Beau Site A hundred year tradition of excellence above the world As early as the 19th century, the iconic Matterhorn lured British Alpinists to Zermatt, today one of the highest and most popular skiing areas in the Alps. With its breathtaking view of the majestic mountain, its tranquil and relaxed atmosphere, high standards of service and excellent wellness facilities, the 4-Star superior Parkhotel Beau Site guarantees a memorable stay. TEXT: CORDELIA MAKARTSEV | PHOTOS: PARKHOTEL BEAU SITE

Zermatt’s first claim to fame was back in July 1865 when the British climber Edward Whymper reached the peak of the Matterhorn, the only remaining famous 4,000metre mountain yet to have been conquered. Today, at the foot of the Matterhorn, the car-free village of Zermatt is pulsating

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with life in the various shops and cafes.Yet as you’re in one of the world’s most beautiful regions, you are always only a short stroll away from peaceful mountain scenery. Top quality snow sport facilities are accessible year round, as even in summer you can venture onto the glacier and there are

multiple possibilities for outdoor activities like rock climbing, glacier trekking and relaxing hiking excursions make sure guests are spoilt for choice. A blend of modern sophistication and the elegance of the belle époque Since the doors of the Parkhotel Beau Site opened in 1907, just 5 minutes walk from the village centre, guests from all around the world have enjoyed what is most likely to be one of the best views of the Matterhorn from its sun-drenched terrace. Inside, they discover the understated elegance of the Parkhotel, which has its origins in the