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Matterhorn Museum

Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Yokohama, Japan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

With the Swiss pass, we came in free, and learned a lot about Zermatt and the Matterhorn....even had a glimpse of the first hotel in Switzerland and how tourism and hospitality florished in Switzerland, from this place!

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Learned a great deal about the Zermatt area history and the earliest attempts to scale the Matterhorn.

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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Get yourself prepared and learned some history and background about how people used to challenge this mountain. Free for Swiss Pass holders by the way.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went because it's free admission (part of the swiss pass package). This is a Museum which captures history and tell you more about mountains. I remembered watching a video in the museum, Helicopter was highly depended as a transport to the mountain top (You will see helicopters above the bridge just before we are reaching Zermatt Train station). The... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A superb museum built into the history of the mountainside. Incredibly interesting, meticulously detailed, historically informative, and wonderfully varied. I recommend to anyone visiting Zermatt. Truly a look into the adventurous traditions of mountaineering.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It is really interesting to have a look at it, especially if the weather is not for skiing, a great thing to do.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This museum is a must-on a rainy and even a sunny day. Underground, well-designed, great displays and interactive. Learn all about the climbers, their accidents, the fauna and flora and history, of course.

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Lavenham, Manitioba, Canada
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48 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

The museum provides an interesting history of the life and expeditions that have taken place over the past couple of centuries to reach the top of the Matterhorn. Some successful, some that ended tragically. There are displays of various tools and devices used to make the climbs as well as stories and pictures of those who have tackled the great... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A good lessipn of mountain climbing and the succes of getting to The peaks in the early days of alpinism.

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Monrovia, California
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Right next to the 1913 built Pfarrkirche Zermatt St Maurizius in Zermatt's Town Square is the modern looking Matterhorn Museum. You enter a steel and glass structure, pay the $10 Swiss Francs (or if you have a Swiss Rail pass or are on a tour group with a pass, it's free) Take an elevator down to the subterranean museum. Several... More

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