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ACTIVITY PLANNER ZERMATT – MATTERHORN.

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Arrival

Zermatt – Matterhorn

TRAVELLING TO ZERMATT.

GETTING AROUND IN ZERMATT.

Zermatt can be reached by a variety of transportation options:

• By electric bus

• By plane

• By electric taxi

• By car (shuttle train or taxi from Täsch to Zermatt)

• By horse carriage

• By Glacier Express or train

• Or simply by foot

• By helicopter

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Paris

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Lausanne

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Glacier Express

Brig Visp

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Sion Lugano

Randa Täsch ZERMATT

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Travelling time from the airports from Zurich airport: from Geneva airport: from Basel airport: from Milan airport: from Sion airport: from Bern airport:

with train 3.5 hrs. 4 hrs. 4 hrs. 3.5–4 hrs. 2 hrs. 2 hrs.

with car 3.5 hrs. 3 hrs. 3.5 hrs. 3,5 hrs. 1.5 hrs. 2.5 hrs.

with helicopter 1 hr. 45 min. 1 hr. 10 min. – 15 min. 35 min.

Zermatt has always been car-free. Private cars can go as far as Täsch. Täsch village is 5 km from Zermatt. The Täsch–Zermatt road is not open to public transport.

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History

FROM POOR FARMING VILLAGE TO TODAYS TOWN.

1865

On 14 July, Edward Whymper is the first to reach the peak of the Matter­horn together with the mountain guides Taugwalder father and son. ­Zermatt causes a furore in the global media.

1891

A steam train from Visp to Zermatt is inaugurated. (Runs only in summer until 1933)

1928

First winter season in Zermatt

1942

Construction of the first ski lift (Zermatt–Sunnegga)

1944

First year in which the number of winter guests exceeds the number of summer guests

1961

The council allows cars with a special permit to drive between Täsch and the northern access road to Zermatt. Zermatt remains car-free.

2002

Sunnegga-Express AG, Rothornbahn AG and Matterhornbahnen AG merge to the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, the largest cable car and lift company in Switzerland. The Gornergrat-Monte Rosa Bahn bring in their winter sport facilities as a contribution in kind.

2015

Anniversary year: 150 years since the first Matterhorn ascent


Gastronomy

Highlights

CULINARY DELIGHTS.

UNIQUE ZERMATT.

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MARVELLOUS FUN IN THE WINTER SNOW.

• Matterhorn: 4,478 m • Car-free • Guaranteed snow 365 days a year • Over 100 restaurants in the village • Over 50 mountain restaurants • Over 50 bars • Over 110 hotels with more than 7,000 beds • Over 1,200 holiday apartments with more than 4,000 beds • Over 1,000 species of flowers

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS IN ZERMATT • Blacknose sheep (lamb) specialities • Zermatt’s dried meat specialities • Meat and fish specialities (venison, deer and chamois) • Fondue made from Zermatt mountain cheese

ZERMATT-MATTERHORN A RECORD-HOLDING DESTINATION • Europe’s highest cable car in the Matterhorn glacier paradise at 3,883 m • Highest glacier palace worldwide

• Zermatt hay or white wine soup

• Europe’s highest restaurant with event and seminar room at 3,883 m. Minergie-P Standard, solar award

• Mountain guide bread

• Europe’s highest open-air rack railway on Gornergrat, 3,089 m

• Alpine cheese

• Highest hotel in Europe: 3’100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat ***

• Chocolate Matterhörnli

• Europe’s longest descent for skiers: 25 km from Matterhorn glacier paradise to Zermatt • Glacier Express Zermatt–St. Moritz: slowest fast train in the world FACTS WINTER • 360 kilometres of pistes (CH & I)

It is an open secret that Zermatt offers delicious treats around the clock. Every year, internationally renowned restaurant guides confirm that the village not only has the largest number of 4,000 m peaks but also the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants, offering their guests experimental as well as Asian cuisine, dinners accompanied by singing ­performances, dinners without singing performances, Mediterranean-Alpine fusion, barbecue specialities prepared over an open fire, etc.

• 70 km winter hiking trails • 4 designated snowshoe trails • 2 toboggan pistes • 15 km cross-country – skating • 10 km cross-country – classic


Winter panorama

Family offers

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OFFERS FOR KIDS.

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OUR WINTER OFFERS

Schweigmatten FURI

• Free skipass for kids up to 9 years 6 5 | Snowshoe hiking

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Grande Dixence

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• Wolli park for beginners at Sunnegga • Tobogganing • Ice skating and ice hockey

Tufteren

• Indoor climbing

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• Wolli in the village 8

6 | Wolli park for beginners

7 | Moonlight descent

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Edelweiss Trift

OUR SUMMER OFFERS

Zermatt

8 | Ice rink

• Wolli playground at Leisee • Fireplace with forest playground

Täsch

• Suspended bridge • Dirtscooter • Forest Fun Park

Randa

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• Kickbike • Wolli Summer Fun (supervised children’s programme) • Wolli and the Climate Detectives

9 | Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis

10 | Cross- country skiing Täsch–Randa

11 | VIP Gondola

• Children’s hiking routes

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Meetings, Incentives and Events

ATTRACTIVE ADVENTURES IN SUMMER.

UNIQUE SEMINARS.

12 | Ascent of the Breithorn 4,164 m

Cabin evenings

13 | Igloo

Heliskiing

Paragliding

Numerous options for seminars, conferences, incentive and events set against the breath-taking mountainside surrounding the Matterhorn. Attractive supporting programmes and culinary highlights turn events in Zermatt into unforgettable experiences. Competent local partners provide planning and implementation services.

Skiing

Gastronomy

FACTS SUMMER • 21 km of slopes in the summer • 9 hole golf course • 400 km of hiking trails (serval theme trails) • 100 km biking trails

Further information under: www.zermatt.ch/mice Après-Ski

Winter hiking

• 38 mountains over 4,000 m can be climbed from Zermatt


Summer panorama

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Monte Rosa Dufourspitze

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Grünsee

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BLAUHERD

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Mossjisee

SCHWARZSEE 2583

8 Stafel

RIFFELALP 2222

SUNNEGGA 2288

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Findeln

Zum See

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6 | Kickbike

5 | Summer ski

FURI Leisee

Blatten

Grande Dixence Zmutt

Tufteren Ried

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Täschalp

7 | Golf

8 | Dirtscooter

Zermatt

9 | Gravity Park

Edelweiss Trift

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Sightseeing flight – Air Zermatt

Mountain lakes

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Täsch

Randa

= Family welcome Schalisee

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11 | Forest Fun Park

Paragliding

Biking

Gastronomy


Events

EVENTS IN ZERMATT.

January Swatch Skiers Cup Horu Trophy curling tournament April Zermatt Unplugged Patrouille des Glaciers (every 2nd year) Matterhorn Ultraks Skialp (every 2nd year) July Zermatt Marathon T채schalp run with alpine festival Matterhorn Eagle Cup August Swiss National Holiday Swiss Food Festival Folkore Festival Matterhorn Ultraks Trail September Zermatt Festival Perskindol Swiss Epic Bike Competition

Further information about the events under: www.zermatt.ch/events

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Contact

Welcome

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INFORMATION AND CONTACT. WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU TO THE DESTINATION OF ZERMATT-MATTERHORN.

Zermatt Tourism Bahnhofplatz 5 CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 81 11 Fax +41 (0)27 966 81 01 marketing@zermatt.ch www.zermatt.ch

Glacier Express Reservation c/o Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Bahnhofplatz 7 CH-3900 Brig Tel. +41 (0)848 642 442 Fax +41 (0)27 927 77 79 railcenter@mgbahn.ch www.glacierexpress.ch

Zermatt Bergbahnen AG Schluhmattstr. 28 Postfach 378 CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 01 01 Fax +41 (0)27 966 01 00 info@matterhornparadise.ch www.matterhornparadise.ch

Gornergrat Bahn Bahnhof CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)848 642 442 Fax +41 (0)27 927 77 79 railcenter@gornergrat.ch www.gornergrat.ch

Information for tour operators and travel agencies: www.zermatt.ch/touroperator Information for journalists: www.zermatt.ch/medien

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Zermatt Tourism CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 81 11 marketing@zermatt.ch www.zermatt.ch


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