Meeting the Matterhorn in Zermatt

Switzerland, Zermatt Guide (B): Meeting the Matterhorn in Zermatt

There are countless reasons to visit Zermatt all year round. In Winter, it turns into a wonderland of snow capped chateaus, a magnificent ski resort to try out the slopes and the buzz of Apres-ski. In Summer, you can surround yourself with snow capped mountains, green hills pocketed with flowers and countless walks which looks like something straight out of a scene in The Sound of Music. The best reason however, in my humbled opinion, is to meet the magnificent Matterhorn!

The iconic mountain, better known as the Toblerone mountain which is featured on their triangular packaging, is a sight to behold when you’re in southern Valais. It’s jagged peak and wide body is rather dramatic in all seasons if you can catch a glimpse of it. You have to be quick though, the clouds come in rather quickly! Here’s a guide to meeting the Matterhorn in Zermatt.

The picturesque Swiss town of Zermatt is a car free resort. So, if you are approaching by car from Bern or Zurich, you will need to park up and catch the Zermatt shuttle through to the town. The main location to do this is Täsch. Don’t worry about finding a parking space, the car park is massive! From here, you can catch the shuttle which runs around every 30 minutes back and forth. Parking is quite reasonably priced for the day and if you’re staying for longer there are parking packages to invest in. When you’re on the shuttle, you will get some great views of the valley and mountains if you sit on the left. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Meeting the Matterhorn in Zermatt
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zermatt
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
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