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Lac Bleu
Lac Bleu
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Lac Bleu
Lac Bleu
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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The Matterhorn
The Matterhorn(Zermatt)
This imposing mountain towers 14,700 feet on the Swiss-Italian border.
Attraction type: Mountains
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Gornergrat
Gornergrat(Zermatt)
Owner description: The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are... more Owner description: The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable. With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m, has been one of Switzerland’s top excursion destinations since 1898. The Gornergrat Bahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway. Today it is a modern, eco-friendly railway, equipped with a regenerative braking system that generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy. All year: •Photo subject: 29 mountains above 4,000 m in view (Switzerland, Italy) •Shops •Restaurants: self-service and waiter-served, indoors and out •Large sun terrace •“Bernhard von Aosta” chapel •Panoramic viewing platform Summer: •Wild ibex near the viewing platform of the station •Starting point for hikes •Sunrise trips (bookable offer) •Sunset dinners (bookable offer) •For families: “Wolli and the climate detectives” (audio guides available from Zermatt Tourism and the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway) Winter: •Dining with the stars (bookable offer) •Moonlight visit (bookable offer) •Direct access to the pistes and winter hiking paths •Highest sledging slope in Switzerland (Rotenboden 2815 m - Riffelberg 2582 m) •Igloo village on 2727 m less
Attraction type: Lookouts
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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise(Zermatt)
Owner description: The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France... more Owner description: The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. Matterhorn glacier paradise – a world of adventures. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn (4,164 m), a 2.5-hour climb up the perennial snows; for many hikers, this is their first ascent of a 4,000-metre peak. On some days, the views from the observation platform are so clear they seem to stretch as far as the Mediterranean. Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in France, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers above its neighbours; the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), Italy’s highest peak, is often also visible. The air up here is thin, so visitors should take plenty of time to explore. This is also the summit of the international ski area, open 365 days a year, and the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area. The Matterhorn from a fresh angle Up here, right by the Italian border, visitors see a very different side of the Matterhorn. This comes as a surprise: the view is very different to the one from the Gornergrat or the Rothorn, it’s as if the Matterhorn has acquired a new look. In fact this vantage point offers the finest view of the mountain’s south face. Summer training for national ski teams Anyone seeking the autograph of an international ski star has the best chances of success up at Matterhorn glacier paradise. In summer, nearly all the world’s national ski teams train for the speed disciplines up on the glacier, and all the athletes have to pass through the summit station to access the summer pistes. All year: •Audio system on the ride to the summit with information about the alpine world, the cog railway and much more •Observation platform with summit cross, photo point and information panel on the mountain panorama •Inside the mountain: observation window looking out over the Breithorn •Cinema Lounge •Restaurant with shop •Matterhorn glacier paradise lodge with accommodation •Meeting room •Glacier palace, the highest in Europe •Direct access to the ski pistes (365 days a year, including on the Theodul Glacier) •Ski pistes linked to Italy (both winter and summer) •Photo subjects: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Weisshorn and other celebrity mountains •InfoCube - 3S Bahn Summer: •Summer ski area, 21 km of piste •Snow Park Zermatt at the Plateau Rosa •Snowtubing less
Attraction type: Tramways; Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Kurhaus Hotel Restaurant
Kurhaus Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Arolla
Cuisines: Swiss, European
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Lac Bleu
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Arolla
Cafe-Restaurant du Glacier
Cafe-Restaurant du Glacier
Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Arolla
Restaurant Du Pigne
Restaurant Du Pigne
Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Arolla

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Le  Refuge
Le Refuge
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Evolene
Cuisines: French, Swiss, European
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel des Hauderes
Hotel des Hauderes
$68 - $175 (CHF 67 - CHF 173)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Les Hauderes
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Hotel des Hauderes
Hotel des Hauderes
$68 - $175 (CHF 67 - CHF 173)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Les Hauderes
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Coeur des Alpes
Coeur des Alpes
$130 - $424 (€110 - €360)
Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Zermatt

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel du Glacier
2.0 of 5
Hotel du Glacier
$89 - $150 (CHF 88 - CHF 148)
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Arolla
Hotel Aiguille de La Tza
2.0 of 5
Hotel Aiguille de La Tza
$64 - $125
Ranked #1 of 2 Arolla B&B and Inns
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Hotel de la Sage
Hotel de la Sage
$130 - $196 (CHF 129 - CHF 194)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Sage
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

W Verbier
5.0 of 5
W Verbier
$429 - $1,483
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Verbier
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Saint Hubertus Resort
4.0 of 5
Saint Hubertus Resort
$424 - $995 (€360 - €845)
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Breuil-Cervinia
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Maison Cly Hotel & Restaurant
4.0 of 5
Maison Cly Hotel & Restaurant
$170 - $200
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chamois
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