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Mountain
The Matterhorn , Zermatt
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King of the Swiss Alps, the colossal The Matterhorn rises above the picturesque resort town of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and
Tours from £114
Observation Deck
Gornergrat , Zermatt
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For a classic train experience in the Alps, hop on Gornergrat, one of the highest railway lines in Europe. Opened in 1898, the railway takes
Tours from £319
Castle
Chateau de Chillon , Veytaux
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Looking just like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Chateau de Chillon sits on the eastern end of Switzerland's largest lake. Made
Tours from £10
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Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Welcome to Chillon Castle!A medieval gem nestled in an exceptional panorama between Swiss mountains and lake. Cross the drawbridge and step into a world that inspired some of the greatest artists for what’s sure to be a memorable experience! Our romantic-meets-authentic tours are made to measure: come on your own, as a couple, or in a group; choose from a costumed tour guide, an audio guide or explore the fortress at your own pace. Our quirky castle trail and touch-screen videos will take you back in time to the era of the Dukes of Savoy. Chillon Castle is also available for private events, such as candle-lit banquets, birthday parties or even our guided tour with wine tasting package. The most visited monument in Switzerland hosts exhibitions, shows and concerts all year round. It’s a must see!
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Cemetery
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Head to the garden of St. Mauritius Church to see Mountaineers' Cemetery, dedicated to laying to rest the spirits of mountaineers and mountai
Scenic Walking Area
Hinterdorfstrasse , Zermatt
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As you walk down the narrow, cobbled street called Hinterdorfstrasse, you'll get a feeling for what life in a Swiss mountain village would ha
Tours from £371

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Zermatt

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Observation Decks · Mountains · Ski Areas
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps. Matterhorn was one of the last Alpine peaks to be conquered and it gained international attention following the attempt by British mountaineer Edward Whymper to scale its 4,478 m (14,692 ft) height. At the foot of Switzerland's tallest mountain range, Zermatt's economy revolves around tourism; its population surges during the summer and winter seasons and slows in the off-season. Skiers and snowboarders flock here for challenging terrain in winter, while mountain bikers and road cyclists take advantage of the location in summer. Hikers also love Zermatt because it provides connection into Italy and France. The dense town center is mostly pedestrian, with some battery-powered vehicles and horse-drawn carriages. Find what you're looking for from your Zermatt holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Switzerland journey tool.

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Where to stay in Zermatt

When staying in car-free Zermatt, proximity to amenities is key, as you'll be mostly restricted to traveling by foot. Populated by charming Swiss chalet-style hotels and inns, Zermatt may be humble in character, but not in price. Most of the hotels are fairly expensive, though there is the odd hostel and pension that might offer a slight discount. To save yourself a bit of money, look into renting an apartment in lieu of a hotel. If you're really strapped for cash, consider camping instead--this area offers a year-round mild climate.
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