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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt

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Discover Switzerland's iconic winter wonderland by visiting Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest cable car station in the Alps. Europe's highest viewing platform, the station sits 3,800 m (12,500 ft) above sea level and provides unbeatable views of the surrounding mountains peaks and glaciers. Over half a million visitors complete the multi-stage cable car journey each year, lured by the ski area's famous slopes and trails. If you get tired of taking in those sweeping views from the comfort of the summit's observation platform, try to conquer one of the region's 4,000 m (13,100 ft) peaks on a guided adventure with expert mountaineers. Save time by booking your excursion tickets and ski passes online. Work out when and for how long to visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and other Zermatt attractions using our handy Zermatt travel itinerary planner.
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  • We go up with del fonicular from Zermatt. The journey is long and the last part should be change to another fonicular. The signs are not very clear, so let me clarify this. If the day is sunny, the landscape is magnificent, unique and unforgettable. EYE height. The Matterhorn is about 4000 meters. and the change in height is much discomfort to some people. You should visit the platform, from where you can see both the Italian and the Swiss side of the mountain. Then we had lunch at the restaurant where the food was rich and a bit arrogant attention, but the important thing was the beautiful view. EYE also that 1500 closed the restaurant and there is no sign that advise it. If you arrive at 1430 hours. You can not ask for hot food, just a soup with luck.
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  • The moaște beautifully place for skiing. You need to be here at least once in a life time. The prices are very high but it worth every cent spent. The slopes are in perfect conditions. I've been there...  more »
  • Hiking through the Swiss Alps was definitely an experience. Signage was hard to find but maybe for the ultimate experienced hiker, not so much. The scenery was breath-taking, our photography was lacki...  more »
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  • It offers a panoramic view of the Alps with The Matterhorn including mountains in neighbouring countries such as France and Italy. The top is covered with snow all year round, so it's a good place to ski. It has other attractions such as ice caves and tube riding. Recommended great place for families with children.
  • Please don't skip this when you reach Matterhorn peak. The ice sculptures inside the icey cave are quiet an experience
  • Great Snow spread. Cheaper than Jungfraujoch and almost the same fun. Ice cave is great. Zermatt is also very beautiful.
  • Great place for skiing even during the summer. If you are visiting this place, don't forget sunglasses, for the snow will quite literally blind you.
  • The Glacier Paradise houses an ICE Lounge which plays short movies related to skiing and the wildlife around the area. There is also a glacier palace a level down where you find a variety of things made of ice including an Audi car, throne.. etc. Tickets are expensive though at 58 chf.