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“Wow - Wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Zermatt
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures cast their spell over visitors to the glacier palace. A lift takes you 15 metres below the surface to a fairytale palace in the heart of the eternal ice. For small and big explorers alike.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wow - Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We did this cable car trip in July but there was still lots of snow up in these majestic mountains. We loved the ride and the magnificent views. We really enjoyed the Ice Palace which has been carved into the glacier. It was fascinating to see the crystals from which the ice is formed. The carvings are really lovely and quite something to see. We went as a couple but were both sliding down the ice slide and taking pictures of each other coming out the other end - it had to be done and was great fun!! Although we were amongst snow and ice the weather was warm and we only needed summer clothing. It was beautifully sunny and bright and outside we needed our sunglasses with the brightness of the sun off the snow. We did not experience any negative feelings due to the altitude whatsoever. We would certainly recommend this trip - it is something quite wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wow - loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was the most memorable and amazing excursion we did on our trip to zermatt - the trip up in the cable cars along was fabulous but the view from the top (couldnt stop saying wow) - it really is breath-taking. And then to go into a glacier, what a bonus. The number one thing everyone should do when in zermatt.

Visited May 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Also Super”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nice , clear and clean snow all over with great views and you keep and keep looking at it for hours.

Visited June 2013
Thank Maj S
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Richmond Hill
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“A fun excursion if slightly overpriced (for the ice palace)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

It is a pretty high mountain - remember, you could only go up in the gondola to Kleine Matterhorn, and SEE The Matterhorn on the opposite side. It was a great view and the vantage points had lots to offer.

The ice palace was fun, if a little overpriced at 8CHF extra. The ice sculptures and other installations were interesting.

Tip: Do not move too fast at this high altitude - or else you might feel sick and nauseated.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank MARK L
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Another expensive but well worth it trip out from Zermatt. You take a small cable car ¾ of the way up and then change to a large cablecar for the final decent. We were able to have a small car to ourselves which was brilliant as the view constantly changes and its good to move around inside the car. It is very smooth and quiet and it is possible to get out at any of the stations but I would recommend doing that on the decent. If you can see that the Matterhorn is clear, get up there asap! The big cable car was quite full with many skiers and is a real experience as you travel above the snow. At the top there is a lot to do with a viewing platform, viewing windows, glacier ice palace and restaurant etc. It is also fun watching the many skiers around and the walkers/ climbers ascending the nearby Breithorn peak. It is a lot colder up here so dress accordingly. It was 26° in Zermatt and minus 5° at the top. The cablecar station is about 15mins walk from the centre of Zermatt.

Visited July 2013
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