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The Matterhorn

Zermatt, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Zermatt
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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Easton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you are looking for great views of the Matterhorn, it depends on how much time you have to spend...you can get a view of the Matterhorn on a clear day from various locations in town. Usually,early in the morning is better for a view with fewer clouds. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise does not offer spectacular views of the Matterhorn.... More

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Lavenham, Manitioba, Canada
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220 reviews 220 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited with our Swiss host. Great experience for a pair of Canadian prairie folks. Drove, then took the train up to the town at the base of the mountain. From there it was 2 tram rides up to the top. The view was spectacular! Not nearly as cold as we'd expected it to be at the top.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you're going to be skiing in the Zermatt area and like to grab snacks before you go, there is a Co-op grocery store (market/shop) on the main street in Zermatt near the train station, and then further up the street and off on a side street is a Migros. You'll be spoilt for choice of Swiss chocolate and cheese!... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I like the small church on the top of the mountain and the view around it really stunning specially when the sky is blue.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went up to the top by cable car as we do not know how to skiing, and regretted that we did not join the trial for skiing. It was so amazing to be at the peak of the snow mountain!

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Pattaya, Thailand
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went up to Klein Matterhorn through cable car, we could see the matterhorn clearly. The cable car was a great experience, view was so stunning. You can see people skiing down there. It was a really great experience.

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San Clemente, California
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50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We hiked over Theodul Pass from Italy, then down Theodul Glacier and into Zermatt. The weather was perfect to enjoy the many views of the Matterhorn, as well as the surrounding mountains. We walked right up to a herd of Alpine Ibex lounging in and on a rocky outcrop. Just an incredible day!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A beautiful place for mountaineering, hiking, and skiing . you will feel that you are at the top of the world

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Reno, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Matterhorn must be seen to be believed. Pictures do not do it justice. Getting off the cable car takes your breath away. The skiing was out of this world.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What can one say to describe the view from the Gornergrat over to the Matterhorn? The ride up by cog railway was comfortable and exciting. The snow at the top was thick beneath our feet, the air crystal clear in a day of brilliant sunshine. The thin air at over 10,000 feet meant that we didn't stray too far along... More

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