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Matterhorn Museum

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Address: Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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$90.12*
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Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa
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Must see if you're a mountaineer

A must-see if you're a climber or interested in mountaineering history. An interesting history of the climbing disaster in 1865, and super films of climbers and mountain rescue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you would like to know more about the history of Zermatt, the ascent of the Matterhorn and the life in this area through the ages, then you should not miss this museum!

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Amersham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-see if you're a climber or interested in mountaineering history. An interesting history of the climbing disaster in 1865, and super films of climbers and mountain rescue team.

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a nice history lesson about the mountains. It's interactive and holds your attention well . It only takes about 2 hours and you'll have leaned a lot about mountain climbers

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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum explaining the origins of the success of Zermatt, and the mystery of the expedition that first arrived to the top of the Cervin.

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Bursledon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good I did it twice! Excellent exhibition and very moving. Real value at 10 francs entry and just fascinating. Also very moving to visit adjoining mountaineers' cemetery. Museum open 3-7pm each evening and allow a minimum of an hour to hour and half for this really special experience

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it does not look like much from the outside my husband and I really enjoyed this museum. We spent over two hours viewing the exhibits and learning about the early history of mountaineering ( in particular the tragic story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn) and the development of Zermatt tourism. The exhibits were detailed, extremely interesting and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read this museum was a good thing to do when it was raining. From the outside, I expected it to be a simple but overpriced local museum, but I was totally wrong - it was really good. It gave me a lot about the historical context of Zermatt and Switzerland generally: the mountaineering (big story being the first... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to spend a rainy afternoon/evening. Lots of information and displays related to the Zermatt area. Audio guides are available in multiple languages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a very interesting exhibition, well set out. We spent over two hours there - it was amazing. It provides a great insight into early mountaineering and the specific story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

This museum gives u a good idea of the expeditions to the Matterhorn and also the equipments used to climb, including the ill fated first expedition. It will not take too much of your time to go around the museum and can be easily done while you are in Zermatt.

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