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Hinterdorfstrasse

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Hinterdorfstrasse

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Hinterdorfstrasse 25, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland
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To see the Matterhorn live - it's a must for every Switzerland traveller. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in face all the time.&#xa0;&#xa0;With your tourguide you discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you will have all this "postcard" views to the Matterhorn.&#xa0;<br><br>Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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Crvan wrote a review Sep 2019
Weston, Florida535 contributions73 helpful votes
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Just steps away from the main street in Zermatt and near the church and museum in the heart of Zermatt is Hinterdorfstrasse with its unique old homes, barns and sheds. These beautiful old wooden homes have all the character that one can imagine and these homes date back to the 1600 to 1800's; all are in protective status so any changes or remodeling is strictly enforced and must be completed accordingly to the code for the area. The houses are a mixture of residences or homes that can be rented for vacation; many have been renovated inside with all the modern conveniences however the exterior cannot be changed and any updates is heavily scrutinized and regulated. Some of the storage sheds are up on stilts which back in the time kept out all the rodents and other unwanted guests for the food that was stored in some of these elevated sheds. When we wandered down the street and the nearby streets, there were not too many tourists so you almost had the place to your self without all the hustle of the main street. Being surrounded by these old structures and observing the different characteristics of each home transports you back in time; it is easy to imagine how village life was back several hundred years ago. Very unique and one of the highlights of our visit to Zermatt.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Matilda F wrote a review Aug 2019
Mannheim, Germany411 contributions112 helpful votes
Wasn’t sure whether I was in the right place as there was no one. But so, I could enjoy and sightsee the old houses. It’s actually in the middle of town and easy to reach.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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TripRabbit wrote a review Jul 2019
Virginia240 contributions117 helpful votes
First off, an observation: I don't understand why, for the moment at least, the TripAdvisor main page for Hinterdorfstrasse reviews does not show Hinterdorfstrasse. To be sure, there are some lovely shots of the Matterhorn and Zermatt Village on it the web page, but how about the attraction we are reviewing? Maybe I just timed it wrong, but if you encounter the same situation -- and for an idea of why this gets excellent reviews -- look at my attached photo or the many similar ones that for some reason appear well into the TA photo lineup. So on to the review: this portion of Hinterdorfstrasse is just a little downhill from the perennially-crowded Bahnhofstrasse, but it feels far removed from the hordes of people just a few blocks away. The old village allows you to go back to the time before Zermatt was a mountain climbing, skiing and tourism center. It is helpful to read up a little in advance to fully appreciate the purpose of the architecture. We probably spent no more than 20-30 minutes or so here, but it was time wonderfully spent.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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SabreSailor wrote a review Oct 2018
New York424 contributions190 helpful votes
This street is hidden - right in the middle of bustling Zermatt, and winds its way down to the river. On its whole length, we saw three other people! Here you'll find the "old" Zermatt - old original buildings, many of which stored grain for the winter and have an interesting foundation to keep the rats from getting into the grain! Spend 20 minutes or so and walk down this lovely street!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Candace S wrote a review Sep 2018
Colorado91 contributions30 helpful votes
Don't miss walking down this street. Experience what it was like living here hundreds of years ago. See the traditional mazots. Also, fountain commemorating Ulrich Inderbinen who climbed Matterhorn over 370 times and his last ascent was when he was 90 years old.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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