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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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  • It is also the village cemetery, located in the village center close to The Church. Some graves are very famous, we let you discover.... Easy to reach and free entrance  more »
  • If you are in Zermatt walking by the church with the large green steeple. Take a walk into this tiny cemetery and read the head stones of these brave souls who lost their lives doing what they loved. ...  more »
  • This cemetery reminds one of all the idiotic ways people choose to die. Choose your poison - climbing the Matterhorn or slipping into a crevasse.  more »