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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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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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  • Spectacular view from the top ! Cable cars had dirty windows which distracted from experience. Could use better signage on top to get around.  more »
  • At over 3800ms its a 3 stage journey but well worth the trip. Expensive but half fare card is a big help. Wirth paying extra for the Glacier Palace. The cinema had heated seating and the donuts are a ...  more »
  • Avoid the crowd by going at 1:30pm at cheaper rate. However prepare to be a little more on the move. We were super disappointed that we went to the restaurant on top at glacier paradise at 2:30pm and ...  more »
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  • About 3800m high up in the sky with a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn and the entire mountain range. There's also an ice cave there with a tube slide. Also there's a restaurant there with a panoramic view of the entire place. Prices are steep though. You can also ski here. Weather here is always cold so bring a down jacket to combat the sub zero temperatures.
  • Wow. If you are anywhere close, you need to take a day to visit and experience the "Matterhorn Glacier Paradise" at the top of the highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), It is both breathtaking and emotionally stirring. The cost is 85 - 100 Euro per person, but well worth it. Wow.
  • It will cost CHF 100 per adult. It is very nice view from the top. Worth a visit
  • The viewing platform at the top is currently closed due to construction, so access is extremely limited. A very short tube run is available next to the ski runs, which are closed for the summer. There is a restaurant and gift shop, with pay restrooms (CHF 2). The most worthwhile views are of the glacier from the gondola on the way up. The Trockener Steg stop also has good views in 360 panorama.
  • Go on a clear day and it'll probably be the most beautiful range of mountains you'll ever see 😍