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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 81 00
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Take the cable car from the south end of the valley. You'll go to over 12,000 feet and have a wonderful view of the high Alps and a good view of the Matterhorn on the way up. The glacier palace is an okay side trip, but avoidable. The restaurant is very pricy-$5 cup of tea? But we went for nature,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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76 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The view from the observatory is amazing apon a clear day. You and see even the montblanc (they have maps and charts to help you find the montains). Be prepared to face cold weather as you are almost 4000m high (we had -8 degrees celcius in april on a sunny day). Dont miss the glacier paradise.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The ice sculptures and lights were very beautiful, Most importantly the ice slide was great so long as you used the correct sled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The trip up and down involved three gondolas. The views of the Matterhorn were wonderful! The ice palace was great including a very fun ice slide (hint - use the flat mats not the white thick ones).

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Acton, Maine
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Not crowded and beautiful ice work. Several men were inside working . If you go this far up you need to see it and experience the great beauty of ice and sculptures. Dress warm.

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It can be a challenge to walk down the cave in ski boots but the reward is great, an almost magical experience.

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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have never been to a place which offers such close views with mountain so majestic, with such an easy. Whole trip through multiple cable-cars is awesome. It goes through the slopes and valley and offer such a magnificent view both below and above. It rises from the lower reaches at Zermatt and goes all the to the top (I... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well worth the money. Regular cost is about $100 USD to go all the way to the top and back per person. We had the Swiss Pass (http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/home.html) and that gave us a 50% discount on the ticket price. If the Swiss pass works for you I would recommend it. The pass can also be used on the Gornergrat Bahn... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I spent the first two days of my trip to switzerland at Zermatt and was lucky to have a good sunshine over matterhorn. The town of zermatt is a small village with lovely cottages and small eateries. Reaching matterhorn is with excellent cable car rides and breathtaking scenery of the mountain ranges. It is best for snow sports esp for... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For us Matterhorn was a once in a lifetime experience. The views all around from the peak and overall snowclad vista were just outstanding. Easily one of the greatest reasons for a Switzerland visit.

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