Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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MN_TravellerMsp
Minnetonka, MN281 contributions
Worth your time!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Worth going through — take a few mins to go through the museum. On the lowest level go through the room that shows the mountain replica as it illustrates the various paths that specific people/teams used in order to reach the peak.
Written September 22, 2021
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jclin10
NYC73 contributions
Highly informative museum
Aug 2021
This is a small museum with limited hours, but provides a well-curated introduction to Zermatt’s mountaineering history and everyday living in, and the wildlife of, the Swiss Alps. The multimedia explanation of the first successful (but tragic) expedition to the summit is particularly interesting, and they have the frayed rope that led to the disaster of that day. It’s a real gem.
Written September 6, 2021
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Agnes56
Budapest, Hungary182 contributions
History
Jul 2020
A great review of how a little settlement became one of the most famous resorts of Switzerland by all the great mountaineers who tried and managed to climb Matterhorn.
Written July 28, 2020
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,217 contributions
From dirt poor village to a famous resort town
Jul 2020
Go and visit this very interesting museum. It shows both life in the old village as well as the conquest of the mountain peaks - mainly thanks to those intrepid British of the 19th century. And there are a number of tales told of triumph and tragedy.
Written July 10, 2020
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Maulin Parekh
Mumbai, India1,863 contributions
Wonderfully made
Jun 2019
Jun 15: The museum is about the town and its famous moutain. There are small sized moutains displayed, different boots used and things relating to the climb.

One of the best pieces is the artefact where they depict the routes taken by different climbers. One has to presee buttons and a green light pathway shows the route from the bottom to the top of the Matterhorn - really cool.

It's worth spending an hour or so and discover all that is to do with the Matterhorn.
Written May 17, 2020
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agnes M
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Fabulous experience
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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Laurie L
Plymouth, MN539 contributions
Nice little museum
Oct 2019
The museum has a very clever overarching theme of being on an archeological dig where you are below ground and viewing the different buildings. There is a small theater showing 6 different movies highlighting the Matterhorn. The brochure has a good description in English but the actual installations didn’t have much supporting information. It’s amazing to see the artifacts that they have from the past climbs & somber remembrance of those who did not return.
Written November 7, 2019
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Dare62
Minnesota26 contributions
It's an interesting museum if you're interested in mountaineering
Oct 2019
The museum recreates buildings and scenes from the early days of mountain climbing, including the first official assent to the top of the matterhorn, including the tragedy and controversy that followed. The displays are all static and what little information presented in English is cursory and, to my mind, the brief descriptions only arouse more questions than they answer.
Written October 31, 2019
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Taylor weber
19 contributions
Cheap & Worth It
Oct 2019
This was likely the cheapest thing we did in an otherwise super expensive city. The museum is set up pretty cool, it is underground. A lot of the areas of the exhibits were not leveled and kind of made my husband and I feel a bit off balance. It is pretty interactive though which is nice. It also has all of the captions in English as well. There is an option for a voice guide for an extra $5 fee. We opted out of it and did just fine.
Written October 31, 2019
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crbirds
Parkton, MD24 contributions
Interesting History Museum
Sep 2019
If in Zermatt this is worth a bit of time to observe a collection of historical materials regarding the famous Matterhorn and the people who were challenged to climb it. Also, interesting historic displays of Alpine life.
Written October 23, 2019
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