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Home  »  Switzerland Excursions  »  Matterhorn

Matterhorn, the Glacier Paradise


Being the highest peak point in the entire Europe, Matterhorn is accessible by cableways. Matterhorn is a glacier paradise that is located at a height of 3,883 metres above sea level. This place always remains covered with snow. The place Matterhorn is the highest sightseeing platform in Europe that offers bewitching 360 panoramic view of the Swiss Alps. It is an astounding landmark with the most beautiful landmarks of the world. Each year, numerous climbers from the entire globe attempts to scale the Matterhorn Peaks. While enjoying this mountaineering experience, you need to face a genuine challenge. But to enjoy such thrilling experience you need to pertain a good health.

Geological Facts
Matterhorn is the highest platform to witness the glaciers in Europe. In fact, the Matterhorn is a part of Africa, not Switzerland. It is because the African continental plate slid over the European plate, some 90 million years back. This gave birth to the glacier paradise, the Matterhorn.

Reaching There
The electric bus will take you from the entrance of Zermatt to the bottom station of Matterhorn glacier paradise. The Matterhorn-Express cable railway, which is eight sitter express will take you to the Furi station. Thereon, a cableway takes you further to Trockener Steg. At Trockerer Steg you will find a restaurant. A further cableway ride will take you to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. It takes near about 40 minutes to reach Matterhorn glaciers from Zermatt.

Things to do and see

Matterhorn Museum The Matterhorn museum speaks about the exciting story of the past, right from the origins in Africa to the present day. Witness the archeological remains in this museum.

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