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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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  • Blessed with fine weather, and looking at the beautiful Matterhorn! Matta immediately began look thourgh the Gornergrat train from Zermatt-Horn. No wind with varying Lake hike from Gornergrat calm day with pretty upside-down mountain see her again, I was lucky.
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  • An unforgettable experience. This must be seen have included the opt-out on the ski slopes. The pilot explained the area very well and was very friendly.
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  • The most beautiful mountain I've ever seen. It is worth to make a trip. Easy train station and parking to go up to Zermatt to view the Matterhorn.  more »