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#4. Zermatt

Yes, it's full of tourists, but you must see the Matterhorn, one of the creators more distinctive mountain peaks. No cars but beware the quiet, battery-powered hotel jitneys that whiz through the streets

Top Sights:

  • The Matterhorn
  • The Alpine Museum with mementos of early, sometimes tragically failed attempts to climb the mountain.

Suggested Activities:

  • Ride the rack railway to the Gornergrat (10, 272 feet) for the best views of the Matterhorn and other peaks.

Places to Stay:

  • Hotel Alex CH-3920 Zermatt, tel. +41/027/966 7070, fax 966 7090, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hotel Dufour CH-3920 Zermatt, tel. +41/027/966 24 00, fax 966 24 01, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Food Suggestion:

  • Try the loin of lamb at Le Gitan in the Hotel Darioli.