Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour in Zermatt, Zermatt

Zermatt is a famous ski resort town but in addition to its ski opportunities, there are other interesting attractions. There are many art galleries, with the art primarily reflecting the natural beauty of the region and traditional crafts. The most famous museum here is the museum of Matterhorn, the highest point in the region. Take this self-guided tour to contemplate the beauty of the Alps in the arts and learn more about the mountains in the different museums of Zermatt.
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Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour in Zermatt Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour in Zermatt
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zermatt (See other walking tours in Zermatt)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: vickyc
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L'atelier Art Gallery

1) L'atelier Art Gallery

L'atelier Art Gallery is set in an old house. It is a unique gallery-shop. It displays the photos of pines that embrace stones or have the shape of men and look very mystical. Different artists display photos of these trees that grow around Zermatt. The mystical masks were also made from these pines. The old photos look like oil paintings and their scenery is most captivating. There are also antiques that keep the history and traditions of Matterhorn resort. The gallery is open from 5.30 p.m. till 8 p.m.
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Alpine Museum

2) Alpine Museum (must see)

Alpine Museum is a unique museum about the Alps. There are documents that attest to the heroic climbings of the summits around this small town. Klein Matterhorn was climbed in 1792. The higher than 3000 m Matterhorn was first climbed in 1865. Several people died during the climbing of this summit. There is a collection of natural history with rare, colourful stones and butterflies found in the area around Zermatt. There is an art collection that depicts these beautiful mountains. If you go there from June to October, it is ready to welcome you from 10 am to 12 am, and 4 pm to 6 pm. From October - May, it is open only in the afternoon from 16.30 pm and 18 pm.
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Z'Art Gallery

3) Z'Art Gallery

Z'Art Gallery was established by Heinz Margotis, now a photographer. Z'Art is a restaurant and then there is the gallery. Heinz Margotis transmits his love for mountains and the picturesque region around Zermatt through the arts. He displays photos of the beautiful Alps in the gallery. Z'Art is open as of 4 p.m. every day, except Monday.
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Kunstraeume Zermatt

4) Kunstraeume Zermatt

Kunstraeume Zermatt is the art gallery that displays the art works of international, contemporary artists in Zermatt. The contemporary art is shown in an exciting, modern context and design. This gallery displays various temporary exhibitions. This gallery is open every evening from 18.00-22.00.
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Galerie Butterfly

5) Galerie Butterfly

Galerie Butterfly is housed at the Hotel Butterfly. There are always exhibitions of pictures depicting the natural beauty of the Alps, Zermatt and, of course, the famous mountain Matterhorn, that can be seen from anywhere in the town. There are different pictures: oil paintings, drawings and watercolors. At this gallery, you can buy the art works and postcards highlighting Zermatt.
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Gallery Glacier

6) Gallery Glacier

Gallery Glacier is the most famous gallery and antique shop in this town. There are many different art works that depict the folklore, traditions and history of Zermatt. There are paintings, engravings, lithographs, old furniture, watches, porcelain, silver objects and many others. The gallery is open to welcome you from 9.30-11.00 a.m. and 2.30-6.30 p.m.

Walking Tours in Zermatt, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Zermatt

Create Your Own Walk in Zermatt

Creating your own self-guided walk in Zermatt is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Zermat Bahnhofstrasse Nightlife Walking Tour

Zermat Bahnhofstrasse Nightlife Walking Tour

Zermatt offers a diverse night out after skiing. The most prestigious bars and discos are located on the main street, Bahnhofstrasse. This self-guided tour will lead you to the bars, pubs and discos in the centre of Zermatt along the Bahnhoffstrasse.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Zermatt for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Zermatt has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Zermatt, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.