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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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  • Taking the two gondolas to get to the top is worth the price. 50 Swiss Franc if you have the rail pass. 97 Swiss Franc for the international ski pass to ski both sides Italy and Switzerland. Snow is m...  more »
  • What the builders on the Kleine Matterhorn have conjured up, can be described as sensational. The most accessible glacier with its ice sculptures has fascinated us. Caution: One is in very short time of Zermatt alpine altitude, so let's hold the horses and slowly works go. You will be rewarded with stunning insights. A second cable car is scheduled to open in the coming year and in the year 2020 a ropeway on the Kleine Matterhorn runs from Cervinia, Italy.
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  • This morning we were extremely lucky with clear blue skys and an unobstructed view of the mountains. The various chair lift rides went smoothly and were a well oiled machin in their delivery of loads ...  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
  • Beautiful ice sculptures and light a must visit in winter
  • 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.
  • Highest panoramic landscape over MonteRosa ridge, pay attention for altitude sickness