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Beautiful and best view to Matterhorn.

Very nice view to Matterhorn. Actually the lake is very small but the reflection from the water is... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
See the Reflection of Matterhorn in this lake

If you take the Gornergrat Railway up to this lake. You can hike down to the lake to get a glimpse... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
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The lake of the Riffelsee (2,757 m) offers the ultimate in mountain tranquillity. The reflection of the Matterhorn on the surface of the water is one of nature’s finest spectacles. The Riffelsee is located away from the great hiking trails of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rotenboden | 3920 Zermatt, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Very nice view to Matterhorn. Actually the lake is very small but the reflection from the water is just amazing. From Riffelsee you can hike dawn to the village Zermatt. make sure to wear good hiking shoes. Its quit fresh up there even in summer,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

If you take the Gornergrat Railway up to this lake. You can hike down to the lake to get a glimpse of the reflection of the Matterhorn in the lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rddiggins
Reviewed October 12, 2018

this glacier lake is worth the hike/gondola effort. it is very popular among many visitors, so go early for mirror conditions and no crowds

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rick m
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Easy access via Rotenboden station. Try to be as early as possible if you want to get a clear picture without the photobombing tourists :) you can head straight up to get a very good view of matterhorn mountains and take your toblerone selfie.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vincent Y
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The views, the landscapes, the scenery just takes your breath away. It's a great place to hike or ride your bike, but you must be a little bit in shape.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea_borja
Reviewed October 12, 2018

A short but gravelly hike through mountainous unpaved terrain brings you to the small lake which reflects the matterhorn in its still waters on a wind less time...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DipanwitaK2015
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great photographs, easy approachability. Must stopover while on the way to Gornergrat. A 2-minute walk from the Railway Station.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandeep2507
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The view is breathtaking especially the reflection of the matterhorn in the lake. Totally worth a visit and it's a must see. It's better to take a jacket with you and wear comfortable clothes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nada N
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Take a small walk for 5 minutes, you can reach this pound. With the view of the reflex from the water. The view is good in the morning because of the sun

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amber L
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Don't miss the lake with the early morning Matterhorn reflection. Lovely to walk from this lake DOWN to the cable car.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheGoBird
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January 15, 2019|
Response from DipanwitaK2015 | Reviewed this property |
Should be having snow all around... can't say about the lake being frozen or not.. (in case yes, you'll miss the reflection of Matterhorn).. must check access and weather before planning..
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Silberhorn | Reviewed this property |
It's a tough walk up to Riffelsee from Zermatt. Best get the train to Gornergrat, take in the views from there then walk down to Riffelsee then follow the well marked paths back down to Zermatt. I walked it easily in 3... More