Matterhorn glacier paradise is the highest cable car station in Europe at 3883 meters with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland is breathtaking. And the ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. This place is a world of adventure. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn, which is a 2.5 hour climb up the perennial snows, and for many hikers this is their first 4000 meter peak ascent. On some days, the views from the observation platform are so clear they seem to stretch as far as the Mediterranean. Mont Blanc in France, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers above its neighbors with Italy’s highest peak the summit of Gran Paradiso, is often also visible. The air up there is so thin, so visitors should take plenty of time to explore. There is an audio system on the ride to the summit with information about the alpine world, the cog railway and many more, an observation platform with summit cross, photo point and information panel on the mountain panorama, cinema lounge, observation window looking out over the Breithorn from inside the mountain, restaurant with shops, meeting room, Matterhorn glacier paradise lodge with accommodation and may more that is open all year round. During summer, there is 21 kilometer summer ski piste, snow park Zermatt at the Plateau Rosa and snow tubing is also available.
5 Seenweg or Five Lakes Walk is the hike that visitors of Zermatt just can not miss. It offers absolutely everything, from the views of Matterhorn, beautiful mountain lakes with the reflection of the Matterhorn, alpine flowers, wildlife and many more. This wonderful hike leads past the lakes of the Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grunsee, Moosjisee and Leisee. Each of these mountain lakes is very different in terms of shape, color, character and size and has its own special attractions. For example, Leisee is good for swimming and children loves it. The Grunsee looks out over a rather more rugged landscape, where Swiss stone pines nevertheless manage to grow among the scree and sand. The shores of the Grindjisee are home to rare flowers and so on with each one promising a unique experience. This hike is a must during summer, and it has everything for everyone. Visitors can walk along the path enjoy the rare alpine flowers and pastures that grow along the beautiful lake, walk through the beautiful alpine forest, stop by the town to buy some food for an amazing picnic by the lake with the view of the Matterhorn and the reflection of the Matterhorn on the lake, and children can play in the playground or in the lake at Leisee. There is also a barbecue area along the lake where children and families can warm up after a wonderful dip in the water and enjoy Swiss cheese and smores with Swiss chocolates.