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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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  • Beautiful and wonderful...what to say...only you can experience after reaching matterhon View was fantastic and very meditative experience. I am not able to see sun rise or sun set but definitely i wi...  more »
  • The summer has been trekking at the foot of the Matterhorn. Had the best time ever in view of the inexpressible in words. I think this experience was tired because he walked so many courses that we don't ever again want to cherish.
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  • When you visit Zermatt, you can't miss this view! It is always spectacular. Walk to the end of town (south) and get a good view from there. Another great location is from the train to Gornergrat and f...  more »