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Top Winter Destinations, Switzerland

Gravity snow park.

Snow girlfriends. Moonlight descent.

Sports and treats: Relish in special events with the Zermatt mountain railway corporation The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG is the biggest mountain railway enterprise in Switzerland. With its multiple offers it attracts sports enthusiasts as well as tourists from all over the world. TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI | PHOTOS: ZERMATT BERGBAHNEN

The corporation, founded in 2002, merges the latest technology with the highest security standards to ensure transport to snow reliable heights. The snow reliable Matterhorn glacier paradise at over 3,000 metres of altitude provides for one of the largest and bestmaintained ski resorts in the world. Apart from 360 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes, the company offers a range of special treats. The early mornings for example have a special appeal around Zermatt. With the ‘First Track’ offer you can practise your first skiing glides exclusively on untouched slopes while enjoying the first sun rays of the day. After a guided descent you will be happy to indulge in the rich breakfast 98 | Issue 44 | November 2016

buffet offered at the Matterhorn glacier paradise restaurant. The ‘Moonlight Descent’ will take you into the snowy world of the Rothorn mountain, preceded by a strengthening traditional dinner in cosy surroundings. The romantically moonlit slopes and the refreshing night air will make this guided descent an unforgettable experience.

glowing in the evening sun. While you take in the view of the Matterhorn from your gondola, a delicious cheese fondue accompanied by a drop of Valais wine will add to your comfort. While in Zermatt, the attractive gastronomy scene should not be ignored. As communications manager Valérie Perren states: “Guests always wonder what temptation to give into first: sports or culinary treat? A few more kilometres on the slopes or rather indulge in the offers of a mountain restaurant complete with sun terrace and view of the Matterhorn?”

For those who appreciate a touch of glamour, the VIP gondola of the Matterhorn express delights the senses. Glide by the Matterhorn while enjoying a complimentary bottle of Moët & Chandon. This treat is the perfect gift to yourself and others.

In the evenings the rustic or, in true Swiss slang, ‘urchig’ restaurants invite to dishes like the original Valais dried meat or fondue specialties. Or, if the fancy takes you, why not enjoy a gourmet menu awarded with Gault Millau points and Guide Michelin stars? You deserve it!

The ’Gondola Fondue’ event will take you into a mountainous panorama with peaks


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Discover Germany, Issue 44, November 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 44, November 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.