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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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  • 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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  • Whilst a bit morbid it was interesting to see how many climbers have been killed on these mountains - and how tragically young they were. 
  • When you stay in front of the graveyards of Croz, Hudson, Douglas & Hadow, the thrilling story of the tragic first attempt of the Matterhorn comes immediately back in mind. If not, check out the Matte...  more »