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The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn is the most iconic mountain of the Alps in Switzerland. Located between the border of Switzerland and Italy, The Matterhorn is one of the exceptionally beautiful places in Switzerland that grabs the attention of tourists worldwide.

This mountain's near-symmetrical pyramid shape is its biggest highlight apart from its four-sided, rocky peak, 4,478 meters above sea level. Apart from this, The Matterhorn Paradise is an experience of a lifetime. It gives you exciting adventures, peace of nature, and seclusion with a view of the untouched mountain.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the place of the highest cable car station in Europe, which you can access to get a 360° view of the Alps. If you are feeling adventurous, opt for skiing tours, which are open 365 days a year. Different lifts, funiculars, chairlifts, cable cars, cogwheel trains, ski lifts, gondolas, and 3S cableways are available too.

If you wish to witness the most photographed place in the world with your own eyes, book Switzerland tour packages by Indian Holiday that cover the Matterhorn tour from Zermatt and are customizable.

Overview of The Matterhorn

Location 10 km southwest of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland
Address In the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy
Timings Zermatt - Furi (Matterhorn-Express) - 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

Highlights

  • Witness the Matterhorn mountain’s splendor on a hiking adventure from Zermatt.
  • Ride on the tallest open-air train in Europe and witness the magnificent Matterhorn views.
  • Hike the trails and admire the region’s captivating scenery.
  • An experienced guide will accompany you for a hassle-free experience.

The Matterhorn Entrance Tickets

Here is The Matterhorn entrance fee -

  • Cost of Individual tickets to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise: From CHF 95.00 (INR 8,344) onwards

Note: This ticket includes a single or return trip to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Admission to the Glacier Palace, use of the viewing platform and the Cinema Lounge, Admission to the 3S InfoCube, Bike transport (as far as Trockener Steg), Dogs are carried for free, and Local bus.

Note: The price is subject to change at the time of booking.

About The Matterhorn

The Jewel of the Swiss Alps, The Matterhorn is one of the most majestic peaks in Europe, offering a breathtaking panorama. It is an iconic landmark that grabs the attention of tourists worldwide. Its near-symmetrical pyramid-shape is a unique feature that makes it one of the world’s most photographed mountains. 

Nature lovers and adventure buffs will have a great time on their Matterhorn day trip as there is so much to do and see. 

The first ascent of the Matterhorn was made in 1865, which cost four out of seven alpinists. Before that, the mountain was isolated. Afterward, The Matterhorn became known and caught the attention of the mountaineers who aspired to climb it.

Even to this day, climbing Matterhorn is challenging. Only expert mountaineers with excellent equipment, training, and a guide can climb the mountain. 

At the foot of Matterhorn, the Hornli Hut is located, which houses the Matterhorn Base Camp and the Matterhorn mountain inn.

You can plan a Matterhorn trip and witness the most majestic views from the Klein-Matterhorn (Matterhorn glacier paradise), separated from the Matterhorn by the Theodul Pass and Glacier. You can also board the aerial cable car in Zermatt and witness splendid views that will be etched in your hearts forever.

Interesting Facts about The Matterhorn

  • Edward Whymper and his team were the first ones to successfully ascend Zermatt Matterhorn after other failed attempts on 14th July 1865.
  • Vintage tourism posters of Matterhorn Switzerland can fetch thousands of dollars at an auction.
  • The Matterhorn glowed red one night.
  • Each face of this mountain points toward one of the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west).

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FAQS About The Matterhorn

Q: What month is best to climb Matterhorn?

Ans: Mid-June to mid-August are the best months to climb Matterhorn.

Q: How cold does it get on the Matterhorn?

Ans: Mornings at The Matterhorn are partly cloudy and partly sunny with temperatures around -20°C, and at noon, it remains around -14°C. As the sun sets, the temperature drops to -23°C.

Q: How to travel to Matterhorn from Zermatt?

Ans: Zermatt is the starting point for The Matterhorn travel. And Zermatt is a car-free village so the nearest parking lot is 6 km from Zermatt called Tasch. Electric buses, bikes, and hiking are the best way to visit Matterhorn from Zermatt. Get Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Swiss travel pass that covers transportation all the way to Zermatt.

Q: Where is Mount Matterhorn located?

Ans: The Matterhorn is located at the western Swiss canton of the Valais border, between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Breuil-Cervinia.