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Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Chez Vrony

Ride the Sunnegga Express funicular (one-way/round trip Sfr 16/24) to 2288m, then ski down blue piste 6 or summer-hike 15 minutes to Zermatt’s tastiest slope-side address in the Findeln hamlet. Keep snug in a blanke…
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 little red train to gawp at t…
Top Choice International in Zermatt

Snowboat

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

Gornerschlucht

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.
Swiss in Zermatt

Le Gitan – Zermatterstübli

Le Gitan stands out for its elegant chalet-style interior and extra-tasty cuisine. Plump for a feisty pork or veal sausage with onion sauce and rösti, or dip into a cheese fondue – with Champagne (yes!), or, if you'…
Swiss in Zermatt

Whymper Stube

This cosy bistro opposite Zermatt's historic Zermathof Hotel is legendary for its excellent raclette and fondues, cheese and meat. The icing on the cake is a segmented pot bubbling with three different cheese fondue…