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Matterhorn Museum

Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Curitiba, Brazil
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Have the Matterhorn and Zermatt History in your fingertips. Nice museum to list in your wish list. My recommendation is that you visit when you do not have outside attractions to visit. Or when the weather is not so good, then you will have an indoor place to be away from raining or storm conditions. And know better the history,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is amazing, I'm not a great fan of museums but this museum was definitely worth the visit! It is set out how Zermatt was about 50 odd years ago, there had clearly been a lot of attention to detail in every model and demonstration it provided. I was able to gather a lot of information. There was a... More

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Ottawa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was raining and we had some time to explore. We had finished the Haute Route trek earlier in the day and wanted to find something to do....we were going to hike up to Hornli hut the next day, on the Matterhorn, so finding out more about the history was very interesting! It's a little museum where you can spend... More

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North Bend, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well, on a rainy day, this isn't a bad option to while away an hour or so. It's cute and rather small, but unless you're hardcore into mountaineering history or really have a hankering to see dead stuffed animals, there isn't much to draw your attention. Admission was free with a Swiss Pass, and that price seemed very fair, considering... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There is one reason to come down here and that is to see the Matterhorn. Since you are here to see it might as learn about it. Well laid out museum, expect to spend around 1 hour if you read the displays and see the informational film.

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Yokohama, Japan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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