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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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  • The Matterhorn is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and one of the highlights during a stay in Zermatt.
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  • Amazing views and great facilities. A once in a lifetime trip but well worth it. The views are breathtaking from the cable car station. 
  • While it might hide behind the clouds for a few days it's well worth the wait once it comes out! Make sure you give ourself time for a visit to Zermatt if the Matterhorn is your priority as viewing ca...  more »