Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
4.5
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis offers insight into the development of Zermatt. It shows the triumph and tragedy surrounding the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Here one is immersed in the mountain world of past generations: One sees how the people lived in Zermatt in the 19th century and shudder at the sight of the broken rope from the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four of the seven climbers lost their lives at that time. And one looks in wonder at “Theo,” the 16th century mercenary who did not succeed in crossing the Theodul Pass.
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Mary K
388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
I should’ve known not to be fooled by the entrance which literally looks like the tip of the iceberg but this museum is much larger than I expected underground and you could really spend a lot of time here exploring and learning. Beautiful exhibits, excellent price, and it was nice and cool. Worth checking out if you have time and wander past.
Written June 12, 2022
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Matterhorn Museum (Zermatlantis) offers insight into the development of Zermatt. It shows the triumph and tragedy surrounding the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

The museum is in the form of a reconstituted mountain village consisting of 14 houses, and relates the history and development of tourism in the Zermatt area, including the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party.

Our tourgroup was there but unfortunately we missed the opening hours and when we arrived, the museum was already closed for the day. So our guide gave us a good introduction of the museum.

We like the design and architecture theme of the building. It's nice and futuristic looking!

If you like to visit it, do take note of it's opening hours: 3pm - 6pm daily
Written July 4, 2023
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Vasan V
Singapore, Singapore45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Despite the small size of the museum, it was a fun hour or two. The museum focuses on some natural history of the region as well as some of the famous feats and climbs. Worth a visit if you want to learn more about the Matterhorn.
Written June 15, 2022
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Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK7,061 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a small museum displaying of how people from Zermatt lived in the old days & telling the history of the climbers trying to climb the Matterhorn. The entrance is on the ground level & the actual museum is on the lower ground floor.
Our first feeling when we walked down the stairs was.... it was so damp inside! It has many displays, I particularly loved the interior of the old houses & the animals (i.e. Blacknose sheeps) displays. Unfortunately, overall the exhibition was not our cup of tea but it's still good for us to understand a bit more of the local culture & history of Zermatt. In my opinion, it's highly recommended for those who are interested in local history & especially for those who have a Swiss Travel Pass.
Written February 19, 2024
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agnes M
Brussels, Belgium7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It is well worth the visit: one gets into the world of old Zermatt, and you get the story of the first climb to the top in 1865... from various points of view. Very well presented and audio guide to support further. A must from my pov.
Written February 27, 2020
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Mosk
Apex, NC30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Really cool place to spend 90 minutes. I'm not a museum guy, but this is cool. My wife, 18 year old son and 21 year old daughter all found it enjoyable and interesting. If you are going to stay at those mountains for 2-3 days, its worth your time and 10SF to understand the history!
Written July 10, 2022
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permia
Ireland63,544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
An engaging narrative is displayed, with the main attraction being the majestically challenging mountain itself.

Formidable obstacles stood in the way of ascending to the pinnacle. The first ascent in 1865 ended in tragedy with the loss of four of the seven strong team.

Reflecting its draw for alpinists and climbers, around 500 have died on the mountain making it one of the most dangerous peaks in the world.
Written November 14, 2023
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Keith
Singapore, Singapore1,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
An interestingly set up museum. Created to look like a mountain village with various huts and artefacts . Theres a video room showing you a rescue of people lost while tracking the mountains. It’s underground and when it’s sunny, can get really warm and stuffy .
Written May 16, 2023
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Gray G
Norfolk, VA231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
If you are going to spend time in Zermatt and skiing, this is a must. Learning the history behind the first ascent of the Matterhorn was fascinating! My only complaint: it can be difficult to figure out where to start the tour of the museum. Make sure to watch the videos!
Written March 10, 2023
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
You would have no idea how big this from the ground level, it is almost all underground. It does a great job on tracing the natural history of the area and of the mountain-climbing attempts on the mountain.

Really well done. It rained hard that afternoon and the museum was packed.
Written July 6, 2022
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