Heading to Zermatt? Check Out These Festivals.

Zermatt FestivalBreath-taking scenery, world-class skiing, amazing trails, renown restaurants – there is no shortage of things to do and see when you head to Zermatt, a town tucked away in the famed Swiss Alps at the foot of the Matterhorn.

In case you need some extra incentives to visit this unique village, here are some details about Zermatt’s seasonal festivals.

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The Best Way to See the Matterhorn

MatterhornIf you are not quite sure that you want to go on a Matterhorn ski adventure but you definitely want to see the Matterhorn then your best view will be afforded from the wonderful Swiss village of Zermatt.  There are plenty of Zermatt hotels with magnificent views of the Matterhorn but the best views, of course, are the ones that you get when you are even closer to the Matterhorn.  This is why so many people take a ski lift up the mountain, because the views are so much better, but there is another way to get up the mountain that does not require you to come back down on a pair of skis.  Gornergrat Bahn is a scenic railroad that takes you up and down the Swiss Alps, and you can hop aboard this fantastic train right in the town of Zermatt.  The Gornergrat Bahn leaves and returns at multiple times throughout the day, so no matter when you find time you can take this adventurous train ride.  And there are three reasons in particular to see the Matterhorn in this particular way.

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Skiing from Mont Blanc in Chamonix to the Matterhorn in Zermatt – The Haute Route

For those individuals that love skiing there are certain places that they dream of someday seeing.  Both Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France and the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland are places that are on the lists of many a skiers.  And nothing could be better than being able to ski both of them in the same trip, which many avid skiers do.  They call it, among circles of adventurers, the Haute Route.  Although there are numerous variations of the Haute Route, skiers and hikers can get from Mont Blanc in France to the Matterhorn in Switzerland in a matter of just days.  The route was first taken in the mid-19th century and since has been traveled many times by hikers and ski aficionados.

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