Visited: Summer 2013, summer 2014
Favourite Memory: Having strudel and cappuccino with my best friends while enjoying the fresh air and views of the Matterhorn
In a nutshell: This is the end of the line- literally! Zermatt is a no-car town and is the last stop on the cog wheel train coming up from Visp. It hasfantastic views, great for year-round sports, good food and very expensive shopping. Hotels are amongst the most expensive in Switzerland but you can stay in cities neary by and train up for the day.
Zermatt's main street. Lots of restaurants and shops. Great place to get skiing and hiking gear!
Hotel guest pickup service from the train station- in a horse drawn carriage.
The best tasting water comes from fountains fed from natural springs and glaciar water.
Small hotels are full of charm. Fluffy duvet covers and fresh croissants everywhere!
Cheese fondue is common, but here we sampled mushroom and pear fondues. Both excellent.
Local residents keep their homes full of fresh flowers and many have their own vegetable garden.
If you are lucky you will see the goats coming down the Bahnhoffstrasse in the early evening. Actually you will hear them before you see them. The bells make quite a sound!
Take the Gornergrat (mountain railway) higher up for better views of the Matterhorn and hike back down to Zermatt.
Some buildings are very interesting and extremely old.
Paragliding up in Riffelalp. One of the many outdoor sports to enjoy in the area.
Views of the Matterhorn are fantastic, even on cloudy days!
Alphorn street show. One of the many fun things you will run into as you walk around the town.
More pictures of Zermatt in my Flickr album.
For more information: http://wikitravel.org/en/Zermatt