We have been to Zermatt in the winter when it was picture postcard perfect covered in snow! This year we came in August and it is just as beautiful. The town was buzzing today as it Swiss National day. With lots of flags and national costumes and bbqs in the narrow streets. It really I'd very picturesque.
We walked dhrough the main street passed the cable car station and followed the Eidelweiss walk up though the mountains, a proper path lined with beautiful colourful wild flowers. The scenery is incredible - mountain streams, lush green fields, cows with their bells, pine trees which are perfectly shaped(!) and of course the snow capped Matterhorn.
After around an hour and a half of walking the steady climb we came upon s very welcome little village called Zmutt. Here you are able to sit in the sun and have lunch or just drinks.
We then walked back down to zermatt via the Zmutt dam. The whole walking trip including lots of resting, photographs and our drink stop took around four hours.
When back in zermatt we treated ourselves to frappes and icecreams at one of the many restaurants.
This is a lovely place to visit. We caught the train there from a village called Tasche which is further down the valley. The train cost 16 Swiss francs per adult, runs every 20 minutes and takes around 15 minutes to get there.