Zermatt Travel Guide by Reformatt Show
These are my carefully selected 24 Things to do in Zermatt – the most luxurious winter sport resort in Europe. I included gems like the Cheese Fondue inside an igloo, High Heel Soup at Chez Heini, Swiss Raclette, Après Ski, Zermatt Oldtown, Iglu-dorf Hotel, Broken Bar Nightclub and of course the most epic slopes for snowboarding and skiing for beginners to professionals on the Matterhorn and Gornergrat.
Located on the border between Switzerland and Italy at a height of 3899 meters with 360 kilometers of endless slopes. The most remarkable feature is; Zermatt offers snow 365 days per year and receives 300 inches of snow annually, now that is very hard to beat!
The first thing upon arrival at Zermatt station is to rent your ski or snowboard gear so you can go up the mountains in the early morning without any hassles. A good start is the Gornergrat, to get there you can jump on the highest-altitude cogwheel railway in Europe which ends at the highest hotel in Switzerland, the Kulmhotel, from here you can also set eyes on the mountain in Switzerland, the Monte Rosa Massif.
After finishing your day on the slopes have dinner at the unique Chez Heini restaurant for their bizarre Red High Heel Soup, usually the soup of the day and their extremely juicy lamb chops. Alternatively, feast on the Swiss traditional dish Raclette at Du Pont restaurant, the oldest restaurant in Zermatt.– Reformatt Show
Learn About Zermatt, a Beautiful Village in the district of Visp and famed Mountaineering and Ski Resort of the Swiss Alps with Stunning, Breathtaking Panoramic Views
The most unique attraction in Zermatt is by far the Cheese Fondue in an Igloo experience. For 70 Swiss francs or 70 US dollars you will join a tour group venturing out the Iglu-dorf located in the mountains near the Riffelberg station. Inside the giant Iglu-dorf complex, created out of igloos, you will be welcoming with a warm cup of mulled red wine and presented with the most incredible cheese fondue experience while you enjoy the live music, every Thursday!
The Iglu-dorf is basically a giant hotel complex with many rooms, a love-nest and a bar complete with a jacuzzi. Renting a igloo room for one night can be quite expensive but an experience for a lifetime. Why wouldn’t you want to wake up among gorgeous crafted ice sculptures of wild animals ranging from buffalos to eagles.
Downtown Zermatt has plenty to offer as well, from a stroll through the ancient Hinterdorf street where you can get lost between 30 elevated barns, stables and storage units built between the 15th and 19th century. Don’t forget to drop by the Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis and the St. Mauritius church for a true local experience.
Zermatt even has their own beer brewery. They offer 4 flavours for each season which you can enjoy at the many venues downtown, like Harry’s Bar or Little Bar. For an epic night out, visit Hotel Post which has a gigantic nightlife complex of multiple stories offering many bars, dancefloors and a variety of live music & DJ’s. Namely; Broken Bar and The Factory.
Alpen Resort Hotel may the best place to stay in Zermatt for their great breakfast buffet, panorama rooms looking over Zermatt with views of the Matterhorn, a games room, and a giant pool in the basement, complete with a Finnish spa, roman steam bath, hot tub and a fully decked out gym.
The Matterhorn mountain is the most famous attraction in Zermatt, most tourists come to Zermatt to enjoy this breath-taking sight. The Matterhorn ski pass is an international one, which allows you to ski into Italy and back into Switzerland without problems, it is the only winter sport resort with such an unique feature.
Spend at least 2 to 3 days in Zermatt to fully grasp the magic of this wonderful village. The Swiss Travel Pass covers free transit in Switzerland on trains, boats, buses and cable cars and 420 museums in Switzerland. 240 CHF, $240 US dollars, it would be a mistake visiting Switzerland without it.– Reformatt Show