Whether you are at Zermatt for a nice relaxation in the beautiful alpine nature or to enjoy skiing, there are much more activities that you just can’t miss while at Zermatt. If you get want to do something different other than skiing but don’t know what to do, or if you are planning to go to Zermatt but haven’t really planned what to do, well these are top 25 things you can do at Zermatt.
1. The Gornergrat at 3,089 meters is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are absolutely breath taking. With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat has been one of Switzerland’s top excursion destination since 1898. The Gornergrat Bahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway. Today it is a modern, eco-friendly railway, equipped with a regenerative braking system that generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy. Europe’s highest open-air cog railway brings passengers direct from Zermatt station to the summit of the Gornergrat 365 days a year. The ride takes 33 minutes and requires a vertical climb of 1469 meters. The line leads over dramatic bridges, through galleries and tunnels, across forests of larch and Swiss stone pine, and past rocky ravines and mountain lakes. The panorama at Gornergrat is among the finest in the world. The views take in the Monte Rosa massif with Switzerland’s highest peak Dufourspitze, the second-largest glacier in the Alps, the Gorner Glacier and total of 29 mountains above 4000 meters including the Matterhorn in all its glory.
2. 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 mountain in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. This place is a world of adventure. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn, a 2.5 hour climb up the perennial snows, and for many hikers their first ascent of a 4000 meter peak. 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, the summit of the Gran Paradiso, Italy’s highest peak, is also often visible. The air up at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is often thin so take plenty of time to explore. This place also offers Glacier palace where they have beautiful ice sculptures and also the new cinema lounge is available with a cocoon shaped seats hanging from the ceiling, lined with sheepskin rugs providing a special cuddly atmosphere.