Hinterdorfstrasse
Hinterdorfstrasse
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Jane N
London, UK970 contributions
Aug 2022
This is the old part of the town of Zermatt and is well worth a visit at the top of the high street. The barns, stores, stables and old houses were built between the 16th and 18th-centuries. Many of the buildings sit on 'mushrooms' which prevent mice and rats getting into them. They could get up the 'stems' but not on top of the mushroom itself.
Written April 27, 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK4,268 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Not being a skier this was the first time I have visited a town like this and was very impressed indeed. Once you get over the prices of things you can appreciate the beauty in history around and no one demonstrates it better than this lovely Street.

The buildings have stood the test of time brilliantly and have real character and individuality.

How some of them are still standing is a mystery but they are and they mate for beautiful viewing and photo opportunities.
Written June 25, 2022
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Janet M
Cordova, TN657 contributions
Aug 2021
We explored Zermatt’s Old Village (old wooden Swiss buildings) while out walking around (located behind the Old Church). There are more than 30 buildings constructed in the traditional style of the barns and stores of the upper Valais, Switzerland. We found the most fascinating thing to be that many of these structures sit on flat stone slabs balanced on poles. We had to Google this to see why…it was to keep mice out.
Written December 23, 2021
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Mary K
363 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
You’re already walking around Zermatt so find a few minutes to wander around this area. You will not be disappointed. These buildings are beautiful and amazing to see. You’ll get a visual idea of how things used to be.
Written June 12, 2022
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Antonín M
Olomouc672 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Our friends love hiking and so we choose one week in Zermatt. The surroundings are breathtaking but this comes at a price: Accommodation in Zermatt is among the most expensive in Switzerland. Zermatt is a car-free village. Therefore we choose Täsch , which has connection with Zermatt by the frequent shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway. You can be in Zermatt in only 12 minutes and can make use of all the facilities of this world-famous resort. The ideal ticket for hikers, mountain-bikers and visitors is the Zermatt Peak Pass with unlimited rides on many cable railways and on the Matterhorn Gotthard railway between Randa, Täsch and Zermatt.
The village of Zermatt, is geographically very small. There are three main streets which run along the banks of the river Vispa, and numerous cross-streets, especially around the station and the church which forms the center of the village. In general anything is at most a twenty minutes walk away. During the summer there are roads and hiking trails leading up to a number of year-round restaurants in the direction of the Matterhorn. In the summer,a herd of Blackneck goats passes through the Bahnhofstrasse each morning and evening. This is the so-called “Geissenkehr”. Thousands of guests stand in rows to see and photograph these black and white goats.
There are more than a few average, but overpriced restaurants, specializing in lamb dishes.Other restaurants offers very good traditional Swiss dishes like fondue or raclette and all kinds of international cuisine . We recommend Arvenstube – Dorfplatz (Swiss specialities like roestis, fondues, apple strudel ) or Lanna Thai restaurant (experience an exotic breeze in the middle of Zermatt). We, however, prefer a pub, where the locals go. One such pub we found in Täsch near the church on the street Alte Kantonstrasse.
Zermatt is not just all about winter and summer sports. It's also well-known for its relaxed and friendly shopping in the pedestrianised .The streets in Zermatt are lined with numerous stores, bars, hotels and restaurants. We were not surprised by the number of watch shops,but there are also clothing stores, bookstores all along the major stress, a number of brand-name stores ,traditional Matterhorn Sport store, gift shops and souvenirs, the sweet Gourmet bistro Le Petit Royal, the front window is full of huge slabs of all different varieties of Swiss chocolate,Some shops are amazing. It's mainly for gifts of all sorts, There is beautiful handcrafted jewellery…Do not forget to ask the tax free form to get a VAT refund when you’re leaving Switzerland .
Hinterdorf is the oldest part of Zermatt where you can still find a few of the old wooden houses dating back to the 17th and even 16th century. Among them are warehouses and storage buildings for sausages, bread and dried meat. Most of the wooden houses were built on supporting posts to keep mice and rats away.
Zermatt is surrounded by a range of fabulous mountains, among which the highest of Switzerland: Monte Rosa, but it is famous for the Matterhorn. The stark, jagged silhouette of the Matterhorn, standing alone at the head of the valley,is the symbol of Zermatt. Through its shape and its unique solitary position, it is considered to be the epitome of a mountain and the most beautiful and most photographed mountain in the world. Years ago when we climb to Belaja Kaja in the Caucasus, theky told us that it was Caucasian Matterhorn. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the Matterhorn from the attractive places above Zermatt, which are easily reached by cable car or mountain train. For example : from the top of Mount Gornergrat (Gornergrat Railway),from the summit of the Klein Matterhorn (3883m), presenting the highest scenic outlook platform in Europe (series of cable cars),from Unter Rothorn (underground funicular railwas to Sunnega,than by cable cars to Blauherd and to Unter Rothorn).
With more than 400 km of marked hiking and walking trails, Zermatt, Täsch and Randa offer a wide range of options to hiking fans.Our beautiful tours: the hiking to the Hörnlihütte which is the start of the normal route via the Hörnli ridge to Matterhorn and hiking to Täschhütte from Täschalp/Ottavan.
Zermatt offer a wide range of fun activities. There were plenty of actions and exciting attractions as summer skiing,hiking,climbing, glacier palace at the Klein Matterhorn, mountain bike, a visit to the Matterhorn Museum, downhill trailscooter, helicopter sightseeing flights, Gorner Gorge( the unique wonder of Nature only 15 minutes from Zermatt ), Forest Fun Park, Nordic Walking routes ….

Zermatt completely fulfilled our expectations and Matterhorn is a memory of a my lifetime
Written November 5, 2013
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mwilkinson209
Derby, UK1 contribution
Jul 2013 • Couples
Due to travelling around Europe in the summer of 2013, we attempted to travel through Switzerland on a "budget". With this in mind we stayed at the village of Tasch, the last stop accessible by car. Parking is available at the train station 24/7 which is also the place where you will access Zermat, a car-free zone, via the local train line. The train line runs every 20mins and is very easy to understand.

I am not a serious hiker or mountain climber but i do enjoy a decent challenge. I woke early and caught a 7am train to Zermatt and began my climb. You can pick up walking maps from many of the villages and tourism shops free of charge. It took me 3 hours to ascend, although it is sign-posted as 5 hours and i'd recommend around 4 hours to comfortably enjoy the walk. The walking paths, to my advantage, are very quiet even in the summer and was a great way to connect with the nature and enjoy the tranquillity. My partner took the train to the top 2 hours after me and we simultaneously made it to the top of Gornergrat where there are 2 shops and a hotel. It is well worth making the extra 80m ascent to the 360 degree views above the train station.

The train ticket cost around £35 each way and is a great reason to walk down. This also took 3 hours, the same as my solo ascent. Remember to take plenty of water as this is costly but there are 4 places (stations and restaurants) on the route which you can enjoy a beer (£5.50) with great views of the Matterhorn. Other train tickets allow you to take the train to all the other stations, giving great flexibility on the amount of walking you would like to do.

Zermat is an expensive town flourishing with rich European and Asian tourists. There is a supermarket near the train station at the back of a small shopping complex. This is the only one in Zermat and the best place to stock up on snacks, ice creams and drinks.

Our journey was a very short one due to the cost of being in this area, however, we will return as this is one of the most beautiful sceneries I have ever seen and certainly the most incredible mountain I am yet to see.
Written October 21, 2013
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Geri G
London, UK120 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Zermatt is the closest place to get to the top, to Matterhorn. Wonderful village, full of character. Unfortunattely there are a lot of new buildings coming up (hotels) and that is what is going to distroy the natural beauty. It is very sad to see all the alpine spirit crashed under buildings and commercialization. And yet we have to enjoy while it lasts.There are many places to go to from Zermatt or just browsing around the village, but one place that is not very popularized is the Gorner Gorge which can be found at the end of Zermatt. Just 10-15min walk from the centre. And is the most wonderful feeling once there. With the small fee of 4.50 CHF for an adult you are in the middle of stunning views from the top of the wooden path. Curved walks amongst gigantic cliffs takes you in the heart of the forest. At the end you choose to come back to where you started or to countinue towards Winkelmatten. Once you are on the way to Winkelmattedn you can find yourself into the most beautiful meadow with the view of the titan - Matterhorn. Stongly recommended!!!
Written September 14, 2014
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Evieguasiruca
Florida19 contributions
We arrived by vehicle at the city of Tasch (btw the ride up has some amazing mountain views, rivers flowing off the moutain and snow resedue) to park the car and take a train up for chf 16 both ways. At the top we were at the city of Zermatt, beautiful! There are electric taxis that can drive you around the city for, I think it was chf 10, not sure or you can walk. We were traveling with a 22month old, a 5 and 7 year old and they did wonderful. You can take a stroller or a baby carrier, they both work fine, there is plenty of accessibility for a stroller if it works better. Bathrooms, public ones did not work for us so we ran to mcdonalds and it was very clean and child friendly. The trip up to Matrerhorn by train is 30 minutes each way and it is chf 84 or chf 51 after 3 pm. The only draw back to the after 3 is that it does not leave much time to see around or even seat for a cup of coffee, because you have to be mindful of when the train ends the day's journey. The views are spectacular, glacier, mountains, ALL! But you have to have a clear day to see it all. Enjoy and one step at a time to take it all in!!
Written June 14, 2014
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drsivakumar
Kochi (Cochin), India75 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Hinterdorfstrasse is actually the old part of Zermatt. Situated near the main church , it is a lovely walk. You turn left from the church and walk some distance, and you find yourselves among old swiss chalets, walking along cobble stone streets. You get the opportunity to soak in the atmosphere of a traditional swiss village.
Written August 15, 2015
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Susan D
Widen, Switzerland609 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
Zermatt is a unique and breathtaking mountain. The air is dry with crisp clear air quality. Zermatt is a car free town and you can see snow all year round in Zermatt. Most of the hotels are family-run, therefore, you get good food and sleep comfortably at night. Lot's of restaurants / international cuisine, bar and shops in town.

You'll not be disappointed when you are in Zermatt.
Written August 24, 2012
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