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Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt
(4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Sad but interesting to read the epitaphs. Too many lives cut short. Hard to understand the motivation to risk your life. 
  • Great system with great attention and fine feeling for quiet contemplation and reflection. In addition to many famous inhabitants, many disaster victims - also from today's time - are here buried memory. A nice, sensitive place, which tells much about the early and current history of alpinism to the Matterhorn.
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  • The old cemetery is located next to the Church, it is interesting to visit and see the graves of Mount Matterhorn
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