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Most People Miss This One - and Shouildn't!

This street is hidden - right in the middle of bustling Zermatt, and winds its way down to the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
SabreSailor
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New York
Centuries Old Homes

Take a short detour from shopping, dining on the Bahnhofstrasse to experience what it was like... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
jaybeeFL
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Florida
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Take a short detour from shopping, dining on the Bahnhofstrasse to experience what it was like living here 300+ years ago. This street has a number of the old log structures some of which are still in use today. They are incredibly picturesque with their many colorful flower boxes and if you look closely you can get a great pix of the Matterhorn between the houses. Post card perfect as they say!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We stumbled on this section of old "historic" buildings and loved it. There are little plaques on some of the buildings, to give you an idea of what they were used for; how old; etc. Also, the Matterhorn Museum gives good info on how it was to live in these buildings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ClaireWilson36
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

The wooden buildings in this street are hundreds of years old.
The owners clearly keep them well maintained,
though most are now simply used for storing firewood etc.
Such a photogenic street!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank martin A
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

It is only a little street and I must admit we almost missed it but I did love it there. Charming old wooden buildings, the oldest part of town, some buildings few hundred years old. They give an amazing idea of life back there. I love this kind of places.
In the summer Tourist Office in Zermatt offers guided tours of Hinterdorf (in English as well) at the low price but we were unfortunately too early and those tours were not on offer yet. Shame.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ella507
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

When in Zermatt, be sure not to miss out on this little street. Even though it's just one left turn away from the "Bahnhofstrasse" and right smack in the middle of the village, you might easily miss it, since the first few meters do not look like you might picture it.

But then after a few steps the old wooden buildings will pop up. They are dated back to the 16th Century....making them around 500 years old. Mostly they are made from larch wood, containing lots of resin, which makes them very strong and also keeps away parasites.

Many of the buildings are still inhabited and used. So be respectful to the buildings and its owners and keep the noise level low. Between some buildings you even can catch a great view of the Matterhorn (on your right when walking down).

Of course there are always visitors present, but if you're just a bit patient and wait a few minutes you can get some pics without anybody on it. Most visitors rush through this place. But if possible, take your time to fully appreciate this part of Zermatt.

Date of experience: June 2018
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