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Intercontinental Church Society, Zermatt

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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. With our international travel planner, Zermatt attractions like Intercontinental Church Society can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This pretty spired church just above the main street, just on from the Romantica Hotel, tells a bigger story than might first strike you. Built at the turn of the previous century with funds raised by...  more »
  • This small church away from the Bahnhofstrasse, radiates tradition. Evidence that many brass plaques of pleasing, of friendships, of loyalty, but also by the death on the mountain. Impressive. The crashed Erstbesteiger Reverend Charles Hudson, who was killed on July 14, 1865, during the descent from the Summit of the Matterhorn is located under the altar. And when Zermatt Festival (in September), an acoustics in the room, which is second to none.
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  • Attracted by the sound of the organ (the organist is practicing), we went to see this church in Zermatt. Sober, with a very nice organ.
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