King of the Swiss Alps, the colossal The Matterhorn rises above the picturesque resort town of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain's summit is 4,478 m (14,692 ft) high, its four steep faces soaring above the surrounding glaciers and facing the four points of the compass. First ascended in 1865 by a team of alpinists led by English mountaineer Edward Whymper, the pyramid-shaped mountain continues to draw ambitious climbers from around the globe. Less audacious visitors can still access sweeping views of the scenery by taking an aerial cable car departing from Zermatt up to a dizzying height of about 3,800 m (12,500 ft). With our international travel planner, Zermatt attractions like The Matterhorn can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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The Matterhorn Reviews
An incredible place to view from all angles. Highly recommend the Gornergrat railway as well as the Glacier Paradise gondola for a full experience. Absolutely in awe. more »
I was impressed by how easy it is to go around the mountain in Zermatt. They are very well organised however you have to pay quite an expensive ticket but worth every penny! The Matterhorn views are e... more »
I love mountains. I’ve been there 3 years ago. It was a truly breathtaking experience.
amazing view. absolutely breathtaking.
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