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A tranquil moving site

Take your time here to read every stone and their story! So many people have lost their lives and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Touching and Occassionally Humorous

It's worth a few minutes of your time to walk through this small cemetery. You can definitely feel... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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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

Take your time here to read every stone and their story! So many people have lost their lives and it really is interesting and moving to see and read. Easy to get to and open all the time

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

It's worth a few minutes of your time to walk through this small cemetery. You can definitely feel touched by those who lost their lives doing what they loved, especially when you see the young age of many. You may also get a chuckle out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

The gravestones are very interesting - you get a feel for the age of the climbers, where they were from, etc. Scary to think of the number of people who lost their lives trying to scale the Matterhorn - or worse - on their descent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Looking at the headstones and calculating the ages and the years - it is most sobering and thought provoking.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Go there, stand infront of a grave, close your eyes and just imagine how they felt, chasing their dreams doing what the truly loved, the adventure they had the feeling of freedom

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

They lie peacefully sleeping and died doing what they loved. A very special and emotional place after visiting the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise this morning. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank janicehmartin44
Reviewed September 19, 2018

It's a sobering place - buried here are some of the folks who died climbing the mountain. It's peaceful and moving, with some wonderful headstones. Take a half hour and visit this beautiful moving place (just a block or so off the main street).

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank elaine212
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This small cemetery has the graves of many adventurers who've lost their lives climbing the Matterhorn. It's a pretty spot with some poignant stories. So many young deaths.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We have a guide who is an experienced Alps climber so he related the stories and historical background of the first summiteers and their deaths. Quite interesting and sad that some have lost their lives.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Walked past a few times before I realised what it was Garden kept lovely as the headstones . What a beautiful place to rest , sleep well

Date of experience: September 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