Yes, it's full of tourists, but you must see the Matterhorn, one of the creator's 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. Doubles from $185
  • 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., web: dufourzermatt.ch/. Doubles from about $73

A Place to Dine

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