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Best things to do in Zermatt

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Mountain
“Matterhorn is the most scenic and iconic peak of Switzerland. Book a paragliding trip with us and see it from the air! ”
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History Museum
“A visit to the museum will give you an insight into the relationship between Zermatt and the Matterhorn. This museum is so interesting for adults, children and teenagers alike.”
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Natural Feature
“The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), from the Klein Matterhorn you can see a lot of 4.000 of the alps. ”
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Lounge
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“- You are looking for drinks or snacks: In a nearly pub-like place: Gees serves on the main floor. Gigs play fom 10pm there: I mean a high end snack with a very fancy cocktail or a great bottle from a selected savvy cave or a home made non-alcoholic lightly sweetened Ginger Beer (as a non sugar and non alcohol drinker, zis is MY recommendation) - You are looking for the best sushis in town, go downstairs in the restaurant. Please book in advance as everyone knows they are the best - You want to dance and party, go downstairs too!”
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Natural Feature
“If you come to Zermatt, you have to come here. Grab the Matterhorn Express godola, and up you come. Open year round.”
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Bar
“The famous Papperla Pub has become something of an institution in Zermatt. The team and patrons are a very international crowd, and regular live music adds to the perpetual party atmosphere. Come in after a day on the slopes for a mug of steaming hot Glühwein (mulled wine), or Jägertee (strong rum punch). Although the most iconic images of Papperla Pub show visitors’ skis lined up in the snow around the walls of the pub, the place is also open in the summer, when you can enjoy its warm hospitality al fresco. Papperla Pub, Steinmattstrasse 36, Zermatt, Switzerland. +41 27 966 76 00”
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Train
“This station only takes you to the mountains, passing through Riffelalp, Riffelberg all the way to Gornergrat. Do check the other stops available.”
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Restaurant
“Chez Vrony, at 2130 metres in Findeln above Zermatt, is one of the few restaurants still serving organic home produce from livestock raised solely on alpine grass. The dried beef, homemade sausage and alpine cheeses are based on traditional recipes, handed down over generations. Enjoy a warm welcome, genuine hospitality, a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn, and time to yourself – that is what Chez Vrony offers. From a small, sparsely furnished mountain farmhouse to a multiple-award-winning culinary venue, the restaurant embodies the living history of a Zermatt family going back 100 years. Findeln, 3920 Zermatt, +41 27 967 25 52, www.chezvrony.ch/en/restaurant/, 14 pts Gault Millau, $$$”
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Grocery Store
“Nello stesso complesso troverete Lavanderia tradizionale Lavanderia automatica Macelleria Alimentari "Cervinia Gourmet" Pasticceria "Sweet side Matterhorn" Giornalaio Negozio di telefonia ed elettrodomestici Negozi di abbigliamento Bancomat Scuola Sci del Cervino”
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Restaurant
“A handsome old mountain hut below the Rothorn, Fluhalp has a warren of cosy little wood-panelled rooms. Soups, pastas and salads – including a great tagliatelle – come in satisfying portions at reasonable prices, and the large terrace has a view of the most perfect aspect of the Matterhorn.”
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Bar
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Restaurant
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“Warm Pizzeria, great for families. Located upstairs from Gee's and the Cuckoo Sushi Club, and across the street from Hotel Post.”
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Establishment
“Large hotel/restaurant/bar/nightclub complex. If there is a town centre, this is it, especially in winter”
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Restaurant
“Located in the unique skiing area of Findeln, the terrace offers one of the best views of the Matterhorn. The fine cuisine and a super wine list make this lunch unforgettable. Booking in advance is advised.”
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Establishment
“With Breuil Ski School, you will be assured the happiest of holidays. Over 30 instructors, specialists in all the different Alpine disciplines, will guide you through an emotional skiing experience.”
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Restaurant
“Unforgettable, traditional cuisine, fresh ingredients, local wine, great Italian & Swiss traditional dishes. The restaurant has a unique Swiss Ambiance. Booking in advance is advised.”
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