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Rothorn Paradise

Address: Zermatt, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Owner description: From the Rothorn, the iconic Matterhorn presents itself from its most spectacular side. Besides the spacious cable car, adventurous and well-maintained hiking trails lead you up to the summit on 3,103 m.a.s.l. On the top, you enjoy a breathtaking view over the surrounding peaks, with a lot of them reaching above 4,000 metres. The "Peak collection" exhibition helps you find the most stunning summits.
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Rodes the trails in this area daily while on our trip. Great riding with lots of different styles of trails.

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Views may not have been quite as good as the Gornergrat, but it sure was close. We hiked from Blauherd down to Sunnegga, and I would recommend spending time around both places and doing some hiking in that area.

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Tianjin Region, China
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139 reviews 139 reviews
125 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

it can be climbed just about 3000 meters, i climbed in alone and had a death defying view from the top it was worth the efforts

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Started from Zermatt on our first day there. After a bit of a struggle finding the trail head for the Diretissima, we headed up to TuftenAlp and had great views of the Matterhorn the entire way. From Tuftenalp we took the Gamweg (you lose the view of the Matterhorn on that trail) and ascended to Rothorn. Getting to the saddle... More

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australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

went up this mountain as it offers superb views of the Matterhorn. we had lunch at the station half way up and was lucky enough to be there on a day where the clouds had lifted offering panoramic views .

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we saw the glacier and the Matterhorn from Rothorn. It was fun getting there via cogwheel train and two lifts. It would have been a very interesting place to walk down from but we were not prepared to do that. People took there bikes up to ride down and their dogs for the walk down. Wish i had more time.... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An amazing place to see many higher peaks of the Alps but pointless if poor weather. A great place to start several beautiful walks from, both up and down. However, beware it may be very cold and wind even if warm and calm in the valley.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visit for the view in good weather. Walks not to be considered if there is snow and ice on the ground unless equipped with ice axe and crampons. Cable car service is not as convenient as those places which are served by gondolas.

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Markham, Canada
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Starting point to the highest hiking trail in Europe and the views you get are something to remember... I also had a delicious soup at the Rothorn restaurant at the end of the hike, which I will remember for a while as it was super delicious.

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North Yorkshire
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have visited Rothorn in the past and found the views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks marvellous. Unfortunately on our recent visit,June 18th - June 28th the cable car was not open for business. It may be worthwhile considering this when planning a visit to this area. All the high lifts may not be running early in the season

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