Zermatt an old, idyllic village nestled in a deep valley, at the foot of Matterhorn, surrounded by many fabulous mountains, that draw your gaze from the distance. Since 1961, Zermatt has been closed to traffic, only lovely horse-drawn carriages dominate the city. Strolling along the streets is a pleasure. Zermatt is probably best known as a platform for skiing and mountaineering.
Matterhorn, known as Monte Cervino in Italian, and Mont Cervin in France , is the most iconic peak in the entire Alps. Often referred to as “the Mountain of Mountains”, this large almost perfect pyramid shape peak is the most-photographed mountain in the world.
Standing at 4,478 meters, Matterhorn is the fifth highest peak in the Alps. It is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain dominates the Swiss village of Zermatt, in the German-speaking region, and the Italian alpine resort of Breuil-Cervinia, in the Aosta Valley region.
You may view the Matterhorn from Gornergrat, ascend by the ultimate Matterhorn scenic rail experience or from Klein Matterhorn, by the new Crystal ride cable car, exclusive cabins decorated with sparking Swarovski crystals and transparent floor glass, showing the magnificent view of the glacier landscape below.
Both offer a different view of Matterhorn. It is simply jaw-dropping!