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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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: From the Rothorn, the iconic Matterhorn presents itself from its most spectacular side. Besides the...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Classic, awesome views of the Matterhorn. We had perfect weather when we visited. Three part trip - funicular, gondola, cable car.

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Shanghai, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Take the cable car up to the top and feel the height. There is another cable car which comes up to the top which has great sloops but check the conditions first, because it does not run if it is too windy. Could get very cold up there;-)-

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We usually go with the train to the Gornergrat early morning and switch than over to the Rothorn or Trockener Steg.

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Sunny slopes, perfect snow quslity, good weather, lower temperatures than Glacier Matt, fine restaurant and the best view of the mountain.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Go when you are there. Hike down to one of several wonderful super restaurant in the area. We were there in the winter and saw some deers in the hills so keep your eyes open and enjoy.

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Florence
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407 reviews 407 reviews
101 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

With Sunnegga and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise it's really a skiers paradise. Down the slopes from the very top down to Zermatt. The only pity is that some days, it depends of the weather, lifts close really early (3.30 p.m.!!). Don't miss slope n. 62, it's a gorgeous black one for great fun!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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52 helpful votes 52 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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