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so pretty

what i loved the most is the setting and the fact that each plot had a little flower garden patch :)

Reviewed 2 days ago
Unexpected feature of the village

We stumbled on this area (no longer used) and found it remarkable for its pathos and engaging... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The mountaineers’ cemetery is a moving reminder of the accidents that have occurred in the mountains around Zermatt. The tranquil site is a memorial to all climbers who have lost their lives here. The inscriptions reveal that women and men from all...more
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Kirchstrasse | (behind the church), Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

what i loved the most is the setting and the fact that each plot had a little flower garden patch :)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Chubbyswami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this area (no longer used) and found it remarkable for its pathos and engaging epitaphs. Don't miss it on your walk around Zermatt. My brother and husband both did serious climbing in the area so very relieved they both survived!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BeatriceH561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited the Mountaineers' Cemetery in Zermatt in August 1974 after climbing the Matterhorn with two friends. It was a sobering reminder of the perils that can befall climbers even on the Matterhorn nowadays. It is, however, a peaceful place in which to contemplate...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DdraigGoch1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved reading the tombstones. Really really interesting to read a little about the person and the dates on which they tried to reach the Matterhorn.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank clbren007
Reviewed June 9, 2019

A very small and old cemetery with the graves of those who lost their lives on the nearby mountains - a good place for quiet reflection and reading the inscriptions.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Linda L
Reviewed June 1, 2019

This small cemetery you have to visit when in Zermatt. Take some time to read the stories on the Stones. It is small but it is worth it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank WimvL99
Reviewed May 24, 2019

It stunned me how very young some of the young mountaineers were. It made me wonder how their parents must have felt. The other thing that occurred to me was that the deaths covered many many decades and probably continues to this day. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank flickymicky
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

We walked past the cemetery several times during our stay, so one evening we decided to walk through. I sat and read many of the reviews and quickly became anxious to see the Taugwalder’s grave as well as the American’s grace. I found neither. Indeed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank floridatraveler33
Reviewed April 1, 2019

We were walking around town and stumbled upon this cemetery. Very neat place with unique headstones to remember those who died in pursuit of mountain glory. Quiet spot with some birds, definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lowens311
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Nice walk through the cemetery on a sunny summer's afternoon. Viewing the graves of so many young climbers, many in their twenties, reminds one how precious life is, and that mountaineering and skiing in the high mountain regions can be dangerous.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Ronnie S | Reviewed this property |
Very pleased to see you have positive answers to your question. Kind regards, Ronnie