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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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  • A great memorial for those who have sacrificed their lives to climb the Matterhorn!! Easy to find (behind church) a must see while exploring the town!! 
  • like whenever I go it is impossible to miss this cemetery or y' has so much history ons can well imagine how many ways people try to set up this magnificent mountain if exploring... easy to access that's free of more... the Church, and not far ca really wants to look
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  • Most of the climbers have been young people. The place has not changed in 25 years; and is very well kept.