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The Matterhorn, Zermatt

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King of the Swiss Alps, the colossal The Matterhorn rises above the picturesque resort town of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain's summit is 4,478 m (14,692 ft) high, its four steep faces soaring above the surrounding glaciers and facing the four points of the compass. First ascended in 1865 by a team of alpinists led by English mountaineer Edward Whymper, the pyramid-shaped mountain continues to draw ambitious climbers from around the globe. Less audacious visitors can still access sweeping views of the scenery by taking an aerial cable car departing from Zermatt up to a dizzying height of about 3,800 m (12,500 ft). Plan your The Matterhorn visit and explore what else you can see and do in Zermatt using our Zermatt vacation trip planner.
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  • It is indescribably nice to see this soooo famous for the Switzerland mountain. Under a cloudless sky is very impressive.
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  • This year with not so much snow before Christmas, this was an obvious choice and with the 3 days of ski we had 3 full days of sunshine and sufficient snow even on some of the lower slopes. 
  • Love love love, great vibes lovely restaurants and fun night life. The freshness is absolutely breathtaking.