Intercontinental Church Society, Zermatt

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#7 of 11 in Historic Sites in Canton of Valais
Revisit the times of the first Alpine pioneers and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. Perched on a ledge overlooking the village of Zermatt, this quaint church dates back to the 19th century, when it was built for the resort's English visitors who used the town as a base camp for conquering the mighty Matterhorn. Today it serves as an important monument to Zermatt's history. Step inside to see several memorial plaques commemorating mountaineers; Reverend Charles Hudson, who lost his life during the first ascent of the Matterhorn, is buried underneath the altar. Services in English are held regularly. The church's cemetery is another historical site worth visiting. Take a look at our Zermatt day trip planning site to schedule your visit to Intercontinental Church Society and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Zermatt is car-international visitor arrive there from every continent. Within that objective reality is consequential that places of worship are diversified and have this beautiful little church of worship English. Nice on the outside, comfortable inside, with memories of what has been a tragic epic of conquest of the Matterhorn. Is within walking distance to the main tourist street, visit is advisable.
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  • If your into Matterhorn history you must visit. Built after the first ascent, it has details of some the climbers on wall plaques.  more »
  • It is a beautiful church in Zermatt. Unluckily when we were there in afternoon it was closed. From outside it looked awesome.  more »

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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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