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Hohbalmen

Zermatt, Switzerland
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Ranked #13 of 17 Attractions in Zermatt
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Brit in Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The route is now called the Edelweiss trail, and takes you 1100m vertical up to some stunning views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks and glaciers as well as having the opportunity to see some Edelweiss growing wildly. Definitely on the less well travelled side and the descent is long and/or steep hike depending on the route you chose.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is roughly seven hour hike that takes you to the base of the Matterhorn where you can see the mountain up close. The first 2.5 hours are straight up - don't do it if you are not in reasonably good shape and be sure to take hiking poles as well as sufficient water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a wonderful but quite long hike, about 20 kilometres in all. It is without doubt one of the most spectacular in the Zermatt area. I have completed this walk a couple of times, always in June or July, starting in Zermatt next to Grampi's pub, walking first up to the Edelweiss restaurant which sits on a ledge of... More

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