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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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  • I visited Zermatt this March and was blown away by the amazing snow covered Matterhorn! It was beautiful! If you ski you must visit Zermatt you will not be disappointed! Highly recommended! Also an aw...  more »
  • The reason to ever visit Zermatt! And it never gets old. Never. Better than the one at Disneyland! Very moving to feel the presence of this great mountain.  more »
  • The Matterhorn and surrounding mountain range with the glaciers in all their glory, is the most incredible and beautiful view .  more »