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. Make Mountaineers' Cemetery part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt planner .
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  • This is a good reminder to have for people who want to push the boundaries. The cemetery is well maintained, which makes it a beautiful memorial to those who died trying to summit the mountains.  more »
  • After a day aloft to contemplate the giant Matterhorn field, we came for a walk in the heart of Zermatt. Place very moving and respectful in front of these stelae. Honor to all of these heroes, victims of their passion and their mountain
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  • It seems strange reviewing a cemetery but it is a 'must see' when in Zermatt. It is just amazing how many lives these mountains have taken. A visit to the cemetery really brings that back home to you....  more »
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