This state-of-the-art and interactive museum traces Zermatt's
history from ancient farming village to modern-day snow-sports
resort, giving an insight into various aspects of life in Zermatt
through the ages and recounting the story of the various attempts -
successful and otherwise - to conquer the Matterhorn.
This scenic cog railway snakes from Zermatt to the summit of
nearby Gornergrat. At an elevation of just over three thousand
metres, passengers obtain stunning panoramic views of the
Matterhorn and its glaciers and the Monte-Rosa range.
Reached by cable-car, the Glacier Palace is actually built
within a glacier and is accessed via a tunnel of ice. In this
unique environment visitors can learn about the formation of
glaciers and the construction of the Glacier Palace as well as
admiring many intricate and detailed ice sculptures, statues and
In a tranquil and pretty setting, visiting the Mountaineers'
Cemetery is both an interesting and moving experience. Every
headstone recalls a mountaineer's life lost to the Matterhorn or
one of its surrounding mountains; a poignant reminder that the
peaks surrounding Zermatt can be as treacherous as they are