Top things to do

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 …
Top Choice Railway in Zermatt

Gornergratbahn

Europe's highest cogwheel railway has climbed through picture-postcard scenery to Gornergrat (3089m) – a 30-minute journey – since 1898. On the way up, sit on the right-hand side of the train to gaze at the Matterho…
Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Chez Vrony

Ride the Sunnegga Express funicular to 2288m, then ski down or summer-hike 15 minutes to Zermatt’s tastiest slope-side address in the Findeln hamlet. Delicious dried meats, homemade cheese and sausage come from Vron…
Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Bayard Metzgerei

Join the line for a street-grilled sausage (pork, veal or beef) and chunk of bread to down with a beer on the hop – or at a bar stool with the sparrows in the alley – of this first-class butcher’s shop.
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 International in Zermatt

Snowboat Bar & Yacht Club

This hybrid eating-drinking, riverside address with deckchairs sprawled across its rooftop sun terrace, is a blessing. When fondue tires, head here for barbecue-sizzled burgers (not just beef, but crab and veggie bu…
Railway in Zermatt

Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is one of Europe's mythical train journeys, but it's a long eight-hour haul and it's worth considering breaking it up by using cheaper SBB trains on the same route and overnighting along the way.…
Viewpoint in Zermatt

Sunnegga

Take the Sunnegga Express 'tunnel funicular' up to Sunnegga (2288m) for amazing views of the Matterhorn. This is a top spot for families – take the Leisee Shuttle (free) down to the lake for beginner ski slopes at W…
Bar in Zermatt

Hennu Stall

Last one down to this snowbound ‘chicken run’ is a rotten egg. Hennu is the wildest après-ski shack on Klein Matterhorn, located below Fri on the way to Zermatt. Order a caramel vodka and take your ski boots groovin…
Pub Food in Zermatt

Brown Cow Pub

Dozens of dining joints line Bahnhofstrasse, including this busier-than-busy pub, one of several eating spots inside the legendary Hotel Post. The Brown Cow serves pub grub (hot dogs from Sfr9, burgers from Sfr16) a…