The Matterhorn is one of the most climbed mountains in the world and it is in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It has pathways with anchored ropes and ladders, and even little cottages for the ones that need to rest. A beautiful but still dangerous peak, it is found beside the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. The mountain has 4,478 high, being one of the highest peaks in the Alps and has four steep faces indicate the four compass points. It is knows as a symbol of the Swiss Alps. The mountain is isolated but the village of Zeematt it is linked to St. Moritz by The Glacial Express panoramic train which gives you a view that you could never forget.
The Matterhorn Museum has the form of a reconstituted mountain village and the visitors can relive the first and tragic ascent of the Matterhorn and see the objects having belonged to the protagonists. This icon of the Alps is a mountaineering Mecca and has been first successfully climbed in 1865. Zermatt is a great place to visit and stay when you love climbing and skiing, being the most famous resort of the Swiss Alps. The high altitude results in consistent skiing continuously throughout the summer and the biggest and attractive ski area is the Sunnegga Paradise. There are many interesting activities you can enjoy like Matterhorn ski safari that provides the possibility to experience the international ski area in a single day without having to use the same track or lift twice, in the end covering more than 10,000 metres of altitude.
The city offers you entertainment even in summer like the Forest Fun Park. Secured by safety lines, you can step, swing and climb from tree to tree. You can get a feel for the sport of climbing from the Tyrolean traverses and suspended bridges with different levels of difficulty and at different heights. It is situated in a wonderful area, with a view of the Matterhorn and in the immediate vicinity of the Matterhorn Express valley station. Other activities tjat you can enjoy: paragliding, mountain bike, golf, tennis, dirt scooter, fly fishing.
Zermatt is a great place for a family vacation and The Matterhorn is a must be place for the ones that have a passion for climbing.