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Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Headstones and monuments to climbers or mountaineers who died in the nearby mountains. It is interesting to see the ages and origins of those who never made it home from their adventure. 
  • If you are staying in Zermatt, and the weather is preventing you from seeing the fantastic scenery in the area, visit the Mountaineers' Cemetery for a thought provoking half hour. Many graves of young...  read more »
  • This Cemetery is not only a monument to those who have paid the ultimate price to climb a mountain purely because it is there but it also offers great views of the Matterhorn and in all honesty, some ...  read more »
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