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Lying in the shadow of the Matterhorn and almost entirely surrounded by mountains, Zermatt is a traditional Alpine gem! The village is car-free so the best way in is by train, usually along a portion of the famous Glacier Express route. Zermatt is a great base for exploring the local area and a trip up to the summit of the Gornergrat by rack railway is a must. Take one of the many cable cars and chair- lifts up into the mountains for skiing or walking, or visit the Matterhorn museum for a history of the surrounding area, including the story of the first ill-fated attempt to scale the Matterhorn in 1865.

zermatt with the Matterhorn view
Schilthorn Cable Car