Known for its famous “Matterhorn”, Zermatt is a resort in Haut-Valais, the German-speaking part of the canton of Valais. Located at 1600m, at the bottom of the valley, it is surrounded by the highest 4000m in the Alps. Its tourist history begins in the mid-1800s, thanks to mountaineering. This mountaineering culture has always accompanied, and still supports the development of this region.
The village is a large pedestrian area, access by car is not allowed. Fortunately, small electric vehicles or even horse-drawn carriages can take you to your point of arrival. The constructions are typical, often of stone and wood. In all seasons, entertainment is the order of the day along its cobbled shopping streets.
Besides mountaineering, and of course the legendary Haute-Route, Zermatt is also renowned for its ski area, the highest in Europe, and one of the largest too.
The region also offers a multitude of walks to its host, because contrary to what one might imagine, the Valley opens onto many small side valleys inviting you to explore!
Getting to Zermatt is a journey in itself. Indeed, you will have to leave your vehicle in Taesch, to admire the remaining 15 ‘of the landscape from your train car. You will thus have the leisure to let yourself be gently imbued with the atmosphere of the place and the magic of the mountains.