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The best view of the Matterhorn The Rothorn is easily reached from Sunnegga in just 15 minutes. From here, you can see the Matterhorn from its most photogenic side. An added attraction is that you see all 38 four-thousandmetre peaks that surround Zermatt. We recommend: It is worth to get up early and enjoy the magnificent view at sunrise! A special item of interest up here is the themed hiking trail “Peak Collection” around the restaurant Rothorn. This special outdoor exhibition of 18 sculptures will connect you on an artistic level with the Alpine world of Zermatt and its many tales. Zermatt’s most beautiful mountain lake The Stellisee lake at 2,537 metres (8,323 ft) is the most-photographed lake in Zermatt. For sure, you have already marvelled yourself at a photo of the Stellisee, capturing the fascinating reflection of the Matterhorn. From Blauherd, you can reach the idyllic Stellisee in about 20 minutes. The famous flower trail also starts at Blauherd. This unique hike offers an unparalleled diversity of flowering plants. Your excursion can be ideally combined with a break at Stellisee lake or the sunrise ride.
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Donald C
Pleasant Hill, CA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Accessing the Rothorn requires taking the funicular to Sunnega (great vista point and cafe), then a combination gondola/chair to the next station (another great cafe) where you catch the cable car to Rothorn (10,108' above sea level). The variety of runs is outstanding, groomed and off-piste if sufficient snow covers the rocks. For intermediate or expert skiers, this is an excellent system to ski with variety all day long. And the views are incomparable.
Written January 20, 2020
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Thank your very much for your visit - we hope to welcome you soon back in sunny Zermatt
Written July 6, 2020
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EmmaN
Aviemore, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
I want to thank you all very much for your patience with our large group.
The food as always was incredible!! Great location, incredible service and delicious.
Want to show my appreciation to the staff as they were so accommodating and friendly!!
Written January 17, 2020
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Thank you very much for your nice feedback! We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again
Written January 20, 2020
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ellenofthelake
Gainesville, GA361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
A perfect day! Took the triple transportation up to top of Rothorn. Enjoyed fabulous views of the Matterhorn. Then we rode back to Blauherd and on the hike to Fluhalp (where we had a great meal with a fabulous view of the Matterhorn) we had an extremely close encounter with about 15 half black/half white goats.. It was a perfect Switzerland moment. I took way too many photos at the little lake called Stellisee, which could easily boast of the perfect view of this famous mountain. After lunch we took the "marmot weg" down to Sunnega. As promised, we saw marmots - in 2 different places nearby the trail. If it's the Matterhorn that you want to see, follow this itinerary. I would classify it as a fairly easy walk with a few steep spots. We are about 60 years old and were pleasantly tired when done. I can't do anything too steep anymore :(
Written September 21, 2013
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helbix
Melbourne, Australia138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
This is a must do in Zermatt. It takes about 5 minutes through a tunnel up the mountain. The views are breath taking, it was quite cloudy when we were there, so unfortunately we didn't get to see all of the Matterhorn.
Written May 31, 2018
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PegLS
NJ74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Before going to Zermatt, it was difficult to figure out if we wanted to go to the top of Rothorn peak when there were two other peaks competing for our money and time. We spent three full, sunny days in Zermatt, and wound up going up all three peaks, and I have to say that I was very happy we did not skip Rothorn. We went up first thing in the morning, before the afternoon clouds rolled in, and, except for a few paragliders, had the place almost to ourselves. It was beautiful and peaceful, and we spent a good deal of time reading the poems and information that were placed around the top. The view of the Matterhorn was outstanding, and it was fun to watch the paragliders take off. We then took the lift back to Blauherd and walked down to Sunnegga, passing several lakes along the way. If you do this, make sure to have a good map - we found the signs to be the most confusing of all our walks in Switzerland.
Written October 27, 2013
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Theresa L
Oviedo, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Buy a round trip ticket and take the funicular plus 2 gondola cars to the the top of the Rothorn. Great views of the Matterhorn. There is a restaurant at the top that requires reservations for lunch so prebook if you want to dine with a beautiful view. Ask how at any hotel or the tourist information center in the train station
Written March 8, 2017
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Bev86England
England253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We caught the funicular railway, which is reached via a long tunnel. We got off at the first stop Sunnega and walked down to the Lake, where a beautiful reflection of the Matterhorn is found. We then walked back up the path, and caught the gondola to the next stop, where there is a restaurant and beautiful views.
Written September 28, 2015
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Rodney S
Morges, Switzerland46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
A trip up the Rothorn from Zermatt is great fun for all the family, young and old. From Zermatt there is an underground funicular up to Sunegga, then a bubble lift on up to Blauherd, and finally a cable car up to the Rothorn itself. Depending on the energy levels and fitness, you can break the journey up at either Sunegga or Blauherd and hike the rest of the way up, earning your apple strudel and cream at the nice restaurant atop the Rothorn (hiking down might be less hard work, but it's a steep descent so is wearing on the knees). The restaurant has a big sun terrace with spectacular views back across Zermatt to the Matterhorn. If the weather is warm, on the way back down it's worth stopping at Leisee lake at Sunegga where you can relax on "Zermatt's Beach" and take a swim, and there's a good playground there for kids.
Written September 23, 2015
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JWGrum
Long Island, NY244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
Just taking the simple funicular up to Sunnegga is sufficient to get a magnificent view of the Matterhorn. The terrace (self-serve) restaurant lets you sit an ogle to your heart's content. If you aren't spooked by aerial cable cars, you can continue up to the Rothorn where you will have a wonderful view of the highest, snow-covered mountains. A clever series of markers points out the various peaks along with statistics and a real piece of rock from each one, supplied by the mountaineering club. What a great alternative to the over-crowded Gornergrat railroad. I'm only surprised it took me so long to discover this gem. Just walk past the Gornergrat station, across the river and turn left. The Rothorn "Paradise" station is only a short walk away. Enjoy!
Written September 13, 2013
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Denapriser
Chicago, IL122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
First off if you have a multi day Swiss train pass take it with you as you will save about 50% on all the cable car rides. At the entrance of the funicular be sure to rent the kick bikes. You fill out and pay for them at the ticket counter. Take the funicular up to the first stop. Then it's two more cable cars up to the top. We watches people parasail off the cliffs and a helicopter leave. After heading down to Sunnega we got our bikes and helmets (not really bikes more like scooters). Great fun down the roadway and beautiful scenery. Stop for soup and bread with cheese and a gorgeous view of the Matterhorn at the first restaurant. The smell of pine trees and nature where wonderful. These bikes where easy to navigate if your somewhat coordinated. Great day outside doing something a little different then hiking.
Written September 1, 2016
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