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The Matterhorn

Zermatt, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking, Skiing
Traveler Description: Here are a few links to the world famous mountain overlooking Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Matterhorn Photo Wiki - Matterhorn World Mountain... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth the 99chf to take the gondola to the top of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Stop half way at the delightful restaurant for a quick drink or some food- delicious desserts! This helps to get used to the altitude and to enjoy the views. Continue all the way up and then take the elevator into the Glacier. Awe inspiring... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The funicular arrangement makes the initial climb very smooth. The little chalets offering great local delicacy.....Chez Vrony is a must try restaurant. The path to do the hikes are all well directed.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a place it was? Full of fun and scenic. At peak snow was there and temp was high . So we enjoyed it without woolen cloth. Matterhorn journey is also beautiful.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Zermatt was the last city in my travel route and as I got out from the railway station I could listen to the traditional music played by a couple, I spent about an hour listening to it before i proceed to the hotel. City is quite due to the fact that no gasoline fuel vehicles are allowed to ply, so... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

so, my wifel and i decided to take a trip on the glacier express and learned two things i would believe are relevant to travelers to this area. first let me say, i love switzerland. no place like it. that being said, the weather does not always act in favor of seeing the matterhorn. and so, we never saw the... More

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

Although the view wasn't as clear as I would have liked it to be, the view is breath-taking. The transport up to the Matterhorn is very easy and useful. The shops and restaurants at the top near the Matterhorn are so sufficient and a pleasant atmosphere.

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Canberra Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's a great trip up the mountain with amazing views. We could not access all areas as there had been a huge snow dump.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Matterhorn is everything that you have read about it. It's just amazing and photos do not do it justice. It's just a place that you have to see for yourself. The viewing platform is great and if you go all the way to the top by cable car, you can stand on the viewing platform and even have a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved the cable-car ride all the way up to the Matterhorn. The general public usually go up to the small Matterhorn, from where they could get great views of the main and large Matterhorn peak, good weather permitting. The views of Zermatt when the cable car goes up are amazing. Watch out for animals that you can see on the... More

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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I've hiked a lot of peaks in the Colorado Rockies, Canadian Rockies, and New Zealand and I have to say, the Matterhorn tops my list of stunning sights. It is far more beautiful than movies, photos, and Disneyland makes it out to be. We took the gondola up to Schwarze and followed the Matterhorn Glacier Trail. It was GORGEOUS! You... More

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