Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, Zermatt

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Learn about the early climbers who reached the summit of the Matterhorn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. 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 - Zermatlantis part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt itinerary planner.
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  • With our arrival to Zermatt after midday ,We decided to make the activity next day . The museum itself Was interesting if you ain't rushing and reading through the history of Zermatt it's pretty good ...  more »
  • Relatively small museum, should take less than an hour to go through. But if it's your first time in Zermatt, this is a must see. It provides a quick orientation to the rich history or Zermatt and its...  more »
  • Excellent value for money. Make sure you get the head phones for further information. Well presented and easy to go around. The video show on the first assent of the Matterhorn is great to watch expla...  more »
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  • A very interesting museum if you want to learn about the history of the region. Takes about an hour.
  • Small and sweet town in Swiss Apls.
  • Great museum showing the beginning. Worth a visit.
  • Very interesting story about the first Matterhorn ascent, and nice exhibition about old Zermatt lifestyle. Worth a visit.
  • So cool! Learned about the history of Zermatt and the mountaineers that put the Matterhorn on the map.