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Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt

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Head to the garden of St. Mauritius Church to see Mountaineers' Cemetery, dedicated to laying to rest the spirits of mountaineers and mountain guides. Read the tombstones that tell stories of hikers who died on Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and Breithorn. Mountaineers have been ascending the peaks since 1865, starting with the Matterhorn, and many of the early pioneers paved the way but did not return. Use our Zermatt trip itinerary builder to add Mountaineers' Cemetery and other attractions to your Zermatt vacation plans.
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  • I spent an hour or so reading the gravestones with a tinge of shock and awe. Some of these people had amazing deaths as morbid as that sounds. Worth a look if a snip of someones life means anything to...  more »
  • Place for remembrance of exceptional men. Very emotional and indispensable for future generations.
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  • In the centre of Zermatt sits this small cemetery containing the graves of approximately 50 men and women who died in their attempt to conquer the Matterhorn and other mountains surrounding Zermatt. W...  more »