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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. Matterhorn glacier paradise – a world of adventures. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn (4,164 m), a 2.5-hour climb up the perennial snows; for many hikers, this is their first ascent of a 4,000-metre peak. On some days, the views from the observation platform are so clear they seem to stretch as far as the Mediterranean. Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in France, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers above its neighbours; the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), Italy’s highest peak, is often also visible. The air up here is thin, so visitors should take plenty of time to explore. This is also the summit of the international ski area, open 365 days a year, and the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area. The Matterhorn from a fresh angle Up here, right by the Italian border, visitors see a very different side of the Matterhorn. This comes as a surprise: the view is very different to the one from the Gornergrat or the Rothorn, it’s as if the Matterhorn has acquired a new look. In fact this vantage point offers the finest view of the mountain’s south face. Summer training for national ski teams Anyone seeking the autograph of an international ski star has the best chances of success up at Matterhorn glacier paradise. In summer, nearly all the world’s national ski teams train for the speed disciplines up on the glacier, and all the athletes have to pass through the summit station to access the summer pistes. All year: •Audio system on the ride to the summit with information about the alpine world, the cog railway and much more •Observation platform with summit cross, photo point and information panel on the mountain panorama •Inside the mountain: observation window looking out over the Breithorn •Cinema Lounge •Restaurant with shop •Matterhorn glacier paradise lodge with accommodation •Meeting room •Glacier palace, the highest in Europe •Direct access to the ski pistes (365 days a year, including on the Theodul Glacier) •Ski pistes linked to Italy (both winter and summer) •Photo subjects: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Weisshorn and other celebrity mountains •InfoCube - 3S Bahn Summer: •Summer ski area, 21 km of piste •Snow Park Zermatt at the Plateau Rosa •Snowtubing
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We booked our gondola tickets well in advance because we only had one day here on our way through Switzerland. We were actually staying in Brig so that we could catch the train from there to Zermatt and take in the scenery along the way....More

Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed December 4, 2017

We bought a 2-day Peak Pass to cover 3 peaks, one of them was the Matterhorn. The MGP on its own was nothing much actually. There is a Glacier Palace and a restaurant.

Thank CYKL
Reviewed November 28, 2017

I myself enjoyed the experience. Lots of neat ice sculptures laid out in tunnels in the glacier. Little ice slide (that didn't particularly work well). Great view from the platform. Have a coffee at altitude and head down. Yes, there are many great views in...More

3  Thank theswissmister
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Want to feel like you are actually on top of the world? This is it. Wish we couldve stayed up there a little longer but my husband caught a tiny bit of altitude dizziness so we went back down after about 10 minutes. Absolutely breathtaking....More

1  Thank PennyBacon
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Excellent views of stunning mountains with plenty of stops on the way via cable car with cafe restaurant for a break

Thank Micko1254
Reviewed November 24, 2017

The Glacier Paradise is a touristie place .... But it offers a stunning View. On Top (almost ca. 3.883 meters) you´ll have an amazing View towards the Matterhorn and Zermatt City and some glaciers, or you just turn around and have a look at the...More

2  Thank KonradWitterstein
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Good views however not worth the cost to go up, I had a ski pass so luckily was included in the cost. Wouldn’t pay the 80+ CHF to just go up there as there isn’t a whole lot to do up there. Would recommend Jungfrau...More

Thank JDewsnap
Reviewed November 24, 2017

a fun thing to do if you're not skiing or tubing, or just taking a break from snow-activities. Great views from tower in nice weather. And very cool to go into tunnels carved into the glacier. There's also a pleasant, if expensive, restaurant.

Thank jc19602015
Reviewed November 22, 2017

It's a nice gondola ride up towards to the Glacier Paradies. The view over the Alps from the viewing platform is amazing and breathtaking. On clear, sunny days you can see the Jungfrau, Mountblanc etc. The glacier paradise has some interesting ice sculptures. The restaurant...More

1  Thank shiketing
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Yet another must do in Zermatt if you have the time and cash to burn. Some nice ice sculptures and a restaurant at the top to take a few pics and a coffee if you need. One doesnt have to add the glacier paradise on...More

1  Thank Damian G
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December 1, 2017|
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Response from PamNewall | Reviewed this property |
You have to take the train up to Zermatt from Tasch and then walk to the cable car..
November 7, 2017|
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Response from aa10119 | Reviewed this property |
Our grandkids did not join us so can’t directly comment about Zermatt. However, we raised three very healthy and active kids in Colorado so I don’t understand the bureau’s concern unless there is an underlying cause for... More
November 4, 2017|
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Response from ILPARIS | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Lucerne but there is plenty to do in Zermatt. It is a beautiful ski resort. We stayed 2 nights and we were glad we did. The second day you could take Gornergrat trip. In my opinion Mattherhorn Glacier... More