The alpine resort of Zermatt attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to see the Matterhorn, the iconic Swiss symbol that overlooks that village.

A popular ski resort in winter, Zermatt is a favourite amongst travellers year-round. When the snow has melted, the stunning landscape is perfect for hiking and mountain biking but whatever time of year you visit, an excursion on the Gornergratbahn (cogwheel train) or Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway is a must.

Zermatt is well serviced by trains from all over Switzerland including the Glacier Express panoramic train. Zermatt is a car-free village so those arriving by car must leave their vehicle at Tasch and transfer to Zermatt by shuttle train.

Matterhorn, Switzerland
The iconic Matterhorn attracts visitors to Zermatt.

Population: 5,800

Canton: Valais

Average high temperatures: January – 0.2C / 32F; April – 7C / 45F; July – 19C / 66F; October – 11C / 52F

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