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Address: | P.O. box 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland (Formerly Rothorn Paradise)
Phone Number: 41279660101
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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From the peak of the Rothorn at 3103 metres there is the most spectacular...

From the peak of the Rothorn at 3103 metres there is the most spectacular view across the whole Zermatt region as far as the Matterhorn. On this walk around the Rothorn restaurant you can draw in the pure mountain air and admire the original "Peak Collection". This special outdoor exhibition of 18 sculptures will connect you on an artistic level with the Alpine world of Zermatt and its many tales

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Great view and just loved the ride

We were to go to glacier palace but reached here by mistake...But decided to take the ride to the top. Without Swiss pass the proce is double but then we loved the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were to go to glacier palace but reached here by mistake...But decided to take the ride to the top. Without Swiss pass the proce is double but then we loved the whole experience. We enjoyed the view of matterhorn and all the mountains around from every level. Excellent place for hikers. The funicular to Sunnega was my first ever... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did trail 13 to go way on top and have great views of the area as well as the Matterhorn. Bit tricky towards the end but very worthwhile. Went down using different trails.

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Thank Dan_Explorateur
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous views and lots of opportunities to follow the trails. Signage not good as we got lost several times. Frustrating. Suppose we did see places we did not know were there!! Gorgeous views and the air is heavenly. Great engineering.

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Thank steveandgerry
Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned it only takes 2.5 hrs to see the 5 lakes. But for non swiss tourist like us it took 6 hrs to find the lakes. We have only seen 4 lakes. The american tourist that we met also took 6 hrs to see all the 5 lakes. The signs are not to clear. And take note that if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rothorn was one of my favourite places to visit in Zermatt. The views were amazing at the top and a great picture point. Definitely recommend a visit

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Thank EmmaPorter13
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to do the 5 lakes trail, ended up seeing 4 because the signage is actually pretty poor despite their being so many signs at every intersection. We missed the turnoff for the Grunsee, shortening our hike quite a bit. Still outstanding views.

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Thank NWtraveler969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rothorn is short gondola ride up from Sunnegga and offers a great panoramic view of the area. You can ride the gondola up to Rothorn from Sunnegga and take a very scenic hike back down to Sunnegga around stunning glacier lakes.

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Thank Andrei P
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

There is a funiculaire and cable cars to reacht Rothorn. From the top, there is not only a very beautiful sight on the Matterhorn, but also on more than 10 tops above 4000m. In summertime, there ar walks in the region of the Rothorn, not difficult (if one can walk in the mountains)

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Even in the summer, this is a wonderful trip to see all of the surrounding area from a great perspective.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Our favorite run in Zermatt is number 14 down to Kumme. Even in April the surface was powder. There was hardly anyone else there. In one day we did this trail seven times. We ate at the Rothorn restaurant twice. It has fabulous views. Prices of course are off the charts.

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