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“Not all its cracked up to be” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 81 00
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Ranked #4 of 54 Attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Not all its cracked up to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My wife and I took the cable car to the top, which was very expensive. The views to the top were amazing, however it was a long ride. Upon arriving at the glacier paradise we were excited to do the ice cavern and I sadly was disappointed. We had previously done the ice cavern at Juanfrau Joch and loved it, however I felt that this ice cavern was short and incompleted. We ate at the top which was nice and did some snow tubing, however I felt it was just an average experience and I don't think I would ever do it again.

Visited August 2013
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“What an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was a trip in a life time. The views from each leg of the cable car journey just got better and better. The views back down to Zermatt from Schwarzsee were spectacular, only to be bettered by the views of the Matterhorn, which luckily for us was cloud free until mid afternoon. The air was a bit thin at the top, as well as very cold, but watching skiers fly down the slopes, children enjoying the inflatable 'toboggans' and the panoramic view of the peaks did a much better job of taking your breath away.
It is an expensive trip, but we were lucky enough to get a reduction via our hotel in Tasch, and it was worth every centime.

Visited August 2013
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“Miss out the ice palace”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

One the plus side the views of the mountains are amazing. The Matterhorn was hidden in cloud, but the view of the Breithorn were great.

On the minus side. It is very expensive (even with a 50% off Swiss Pass). The viewing platform was closed on the day we went. The ice palace+ice slide is poor. Don't waste your money. Also you have to go through about 5 turnstiles up and the same amount down, which seems quite unecessary.

Tips. It takes an hour to get up and another hour to get down, so go before lunch if at all possible. Take warm clothes and sun glasses.

The cable car sways quite a lot - so give it a miss if you have vertigo!

Visited August 2013
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Pune
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“a must go for all visiting switzerland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

been to zermatt with my wife. our hotel staff recommended visiting gornergrat and matterhorn glacier paradise. we chose only glacier paradise and i must say i made a wise choice. it was just amazing. the last leg of cable car was jus out of the world and the 3 floor above deck gave us the best panorama views of peaks of europe! the glacier palace is also one of best as compared to other ice palaces in switzerland! would love to visit again for sure!

Visited July 2013
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“Journey to the Center of the Earth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If Jules Vern's book froze over, I'm pretty sure this is where it would be. This was GREAT! Very cool (literally) being inside a glacier. There is a small slide for kids (and adults (: ) that is all completely made out of ice. This is definitely part of the Matterhorn experience! Only negative comment would be the price. One hundred swiss franks to catch the lift up (glacier paradise included) and enjoy the view.

Visited August 2013
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