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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
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Rothorn Lift Ticket from Zermatt: Matterhorn Views
Ranked #3 of 76 things to do in Zermatt
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Go all the way to the top - the view is unbelievable. Truly amazing, especially on a clear day. Worth the $$$ ticket price.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Visited Zermatt and Matterhorn Klien on a clear sunny Day. View from top is just awesome and probably the best in any of the Swiss Mountain Tops you can do without trekking. Restaurant on top provides very good authentic swiss meals, they also have decent veg options. Glacier Palace is quite nice and had lot of fun sliding thru ice tunnel.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

It's very exciting taking the cable car up to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The view from the cable car is breathtaking all the way up to the top.There is a restaurant up at MGP and it's quite comfy to drink and eat at the restaurant after you have taken enough photographs outdoor fighting the cold at the same time.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Ride: Takes about 30 mins to reach at top, journey is not particularly scenic (still better than Jungfrau tunnel ride). Sit on right side while going up.

Price: It’s expensive even with swiss pass. (Again comparing to Jungfrau trip, it’s still cheaper)

Views at top: On a clear day, Simple Wow. Make sure to check webcam & weather before you go.

Activities at top: Nothing much. There are few trails, but opens only in summer.

1  Thank PGogri
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

People kept saying, "That was worth every penny." But it might not be. We got a great tip about weather from our waitress (pizza by the train station is surprisingly good and they are surprisingly nice). The day before and day after we went to the top it was clouded over. And had we not caught the first tram up on the day we went we would have had less time with our spectacular view before the clouds rolled in. Even with clouds, it is cool, but on a clear day -- amazing.

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