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Matterhorn Museum, Zermatt

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Learn about the early climbers who reached the summit of the Matterhorn at Matterhorn Museum. Head underground to this museum, which is set up to resemble a mountain village with 14 houses as well as a church, hotel, huts, and granaries. Learn about the development of the area and the many climbers who frequent it, and see samples of the equipment and gear they use. Watch a film from the 1930s about the competition between Edward Whymper and Jean Antoine Carrel, who each attempted to reach the summit--one from the Swiss side, and one from the Italian side. The museum showcases the broken rope from the first ascent of the mountain in 1865 and one of the two stones that Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in 1993. The museum is centrally located in the village at a walkable distance from other local attractions. Make Matterhorn Museum part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt itinerary planner.
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  • This is an excellent little museum showing what life was like in the Swiss Alps in the past. It also has the history of the first climbing of the Matterhorn together with part of the broken rope which...  read more »
  • I knew the story of Monte Cervino discreetly with its historical climbing and businesses pass. Unfortunately in this museum completely empty (no visitors) I couldn't learn anything new. Too bad...
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  • Great Museum, not very big ... Very interesting to learn about the Swiss Alpine history and the development of the Alpine Tourism in the early days - 1st successful Matterhorn climb was already 151 ye...  read more »
  • Awed by the stories behind the early climbers and the primitive tools they used for the climb. Simply unbelievable and admire their courage and visionary leadership that has made our visits today so enjoyable.
  • The museum is a summary of the history of the climbers who have climbed the Matterhorn. Also nice for kids, it offers evocative reconstructions and interesting details about the city and its past.
  • Very interesting museum with explanations on the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Worth it on a rainy day, only chf 10 for the entrance
  • Good for a rainy day. Talks about the history of tourism in Zermatt, in particular ascending the Matterhorn.
  • If you are craving for the history of Matterhorn, here is the place you must go. Admission applied.
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