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Top 25 Activities You Can’t Miss at Zermatt Part 9

17. Rothorn has the view of the highest peaks of the Valais Alps making it very popular to visitors. In summer, the Rothorn is the popular starting point for a variety of demanding hikes and in winter it is the gateway to beautiful sunny pistes. The cable car carries visitors to the summit of Rothorn where visitors can enjoy the magnificent view of the alpine mountains. There, the Peak Collection is an exhibition of sculptures that explore Zermatt’s alpine world and its most famous peaks. The open-air exhibition of the Peak Collection offers mountain enthusiasts a new view of the alpine world. Mountain guides carried stones from the summits of the mountains portrayed and articulated their own experiences of each peak in individual texts that carry their signatures. Stones, words and images come together through the work of the mountain guide Willy Taugwalder. The sculptures are arranged in a 100 meter circle around the Restaurant Rothorn and evoke the character of the different mountains. At 3103 meters, visitors can see not only the Matterhorn but many other famous four thousand meter peaks such as Weisshorn. While enjoying the famous four thousand peaks, visitors can enjoy a delicious Valais or Swiss specialties at the mountain restaurant.


18. The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature. Gorner gorge is very popular since it offers a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Since the last ice age, the waters of the Gornervispe have carved an even deeper chasm. Access for tourists was created back in 1886 and 1887. The rock, greenish serpentinite, is about 220 million years old. This natural spectacle is only 15 minute walk from the end of the village of Zermatt making it an easy access to visitors. During summer visitors can go through the upper stretches of the gorge and through the gorge on foot. The natural rocks gives an exciting adventure to all ages. Also during summer, a visit to gorge between 3 PM and 4 PM is especially impressive with the special light conditions allowing the water to glow with a brilliant turquoise color. During winter, visitors can enjoy the Gorge adventure with mountain guide. Visitors can enjoy various mountain restaurants at Furi before the hike and take the route through the beautiful nature, alpine rock glaciers, larch trees and the gorgeous Gornervispe.