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“One of the wonders of the world” 5 of 5 stars
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The Matterhorn
Zermatt, Switzerland
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4-Day Switzerland Tour from Geneva to Zurich...
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Zermatt
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Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking, Skiing
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Owner description: This imposing mountain towers 14,700 feet on the Swiss-Italian border.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One of the wonders of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

There's something magic, and rather therapeutic, about the Matterhorn. Just seeing it each day, towering over the surrounding landscape, was inspirational

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Breath-Taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Gorgeous scenary, the cable ride up offers many opportunities to soak in the different views and landscapes. We had plenty of fun at a couple of the games station, totally thrilled with the experience.

The Ice Palace was nothing to shout about though, we enjoyed the one at Jungfrau much better.

Visited August 2013
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Charlottesville, VA
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“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Went up to the Rothorn via the Sundegga funicular, gondola and then cable car. The view from the Rothorn gives the classic Matterhorn view. The Gorergrat Bahn takes you closer to the Matterhorn (we didn't go so I can't tell personally) but doesn't give you the same angle view.

Visited September 2013
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“Not to be missed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The cable car ride up is superb and offers amazing views. The hike down on the Matterhorn Trail is another sight to behold but the signs could be confusing at times as it offers options on routes.

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“Matterhorn Trail: From Schwarzsee via Stafel to Furi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This trail has been on my wishlist for the last 6 years, and I was lucky to do it this year. The weather was perfect from the very morning, and we started at the Schwarzsee cable car station at 2583 m. The trail is wide and easy in the beginning, suiting bicycles, even heavy trucks that use it occasionally. The path goes roughly along the north side of the Matterhorn, letting better views of its glaciers and snow covering this side. Especially interesting is the curtain shape that the snow got (see attached photos). As we descended, the flora gets thicker and low trees appear. It looks like a lot of green swellings on the ground. At Stafel you may stop for a tee and refreshments. The trail continues above the very deep gorge of the river below. Later on it turned out that most of the water in this river that comes from the Matterhorn glaciers - is collected in a big reservoir and from there literally stolen and transferred via long tunnels to Grand Dixence - to power the hydroelectric power station. Zermatt never sees this water anymore. We reached Furi after 4.5 hours, very tired and satisfied.

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