Top Choice Museum in Zermatt

Matterhorn Museum

This crystalline, state-of-the-art museum provides fascinating insight into Valaisian village life, mountaineering, the dawn of tourism in Zermatt and the lives the Matterhorn has claimed. Short films portray the fi…
Top Choice Railway in Zermatt


Europe's highest cogwheel railway has climbed through picture-postcard scenery to Gornergrat (3089m) – a 30-minute journey – since 1898. Sit on the right-hand side of the little red train to gawp at the Matterhorn. …
Top Choice Cable Car in Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Views from Zermatt’s cable cars are all remarkable, but the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the icing on the cake. Ride Europe’s highest-altitude cable car to 3883m and gawp at 14 glaciers and 38 mountain peaks over …
Gorge in Zermatt


It is a 20-minute walk from town along the river to this dramatic gorge, carved out of green serpentinite rock and accessed by a series of wooden staircases and walkways.
Railway in Zermatt

Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is one of Europe's mythical train journeys. It starts and ends in two of Switzerland's oldest, glitziest mountain resorts – Zermatt and St Moritz – and the Alpine scenery is magnificent in parts.…
Gardens in Zermatt

Ricola Herb Garden

The Ricola Herb Garden in the pretty mountain hamlet of Blatten bristles with aromatic herbs that end up in Ricola sweets and there's a family-fun 'touch and smell' quiz to do.
Cemetery in Zermatt

Mountaineers' Cemetery

A walk in Zermatt’s twinset of cemeteries – the Mountaineers' Cemetery in the garden of Zermatt's St Mauritius Church and the main cemetery across the road – is a sobering experience. Numerous gravestones tell of un…
Church in Zermatt

St Mauritius Church

Zermatt's main church, at the end of the main street, was built in 1913 and has a beautiful 18th-century altar.