Nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn, one of the world’s most recognizable natural icons, you’ll find Zermatt. This stunning town could be a fairytale come to life, with its traditional architecture and jaw-dropping natural scenery. Then, of course, there’s the ample fine dining and array of luxe attractions from ski schools to indulgent spas.
Although it lies in the shadow of one of the world’s most famous mountains, Zermatt is hardly overshadowed. The resort town itself has ample of its own charms, with its beautiful main street of BLAH filled with luxe and charming boutiques and offerings. Of course, the chance to get close to the Matterhorn is part of the appeal, and from Zermatt, you can take a cable car to Europe’s highest peak to soak in the panorama.
Much of Zermatt’s fame and acclaim stems from its incredible slopes, which are much-loved by everyone from Olympic-level professionals to absolute beginners. With 54 mountain railways and ski lifts, and more than 360 kilometers of pistes, there is certainly something for everyone in Zermatt. For a different challenge, you may also like to try your hand at a mountaineering trail – following in the footsteps of 13th-century traders in the ultimate physical pursuit.
While many visitors flock to Zermatt when it is a winter wonderland, its high elevation means it is also Europe’s largest, highest, and arguably most-loved summer skiing destination. So, if the mercury has risen but you’re still craving some ski – Zermatt is a brilliant choice.
In summer, Zermatt also offers an impressive selection of other activities including hiking, cycling, and rock climbing. Outdoor lovers will certainly be spoiled for choice for what to do in summer in Zermatt, and families are particularly well catered to here.
No matter what time of year you visit, be sure to leave plenty of time in your itinerary to enjoy the dazzling array of restaurants, shops, and nightlife on offer in this glamorous town.
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