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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt
(4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great place for experienced and first time skiers !! My wife had lessons there which were very good. Great facilities at the top of the ski lift. 
  • Located on the border between Switzerland and Italy, this is a must-see attraction. It's very cold up there. Even during the summer. Be sure to bring warm clothes and wear appropriate footwear. Upstairs, the view is magnificent. You can see the mountains of Switzerland, Italy and France. The most imposing mountain is the Matterhorn (Toblerone). Has an Ice Palace and also for skiing and play in the snow. In addition the Centre has a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
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  • There was nothing about this that spelt paradise. Granted, it was totally clouded over in terms of views which was disappointing (we went back the next day with views which were spectacular, but skipp...  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.