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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Zermatt and Matterhorn Day Trip from Stresa
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The Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis offers insight into the development of Zermatt. It shows the triumph and tragedy surrounding the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Here one is immersed in the mountain world of past generations: One sees how the people lived in Zermatt in the 19th century and shudder at the sight of the broken rope from the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four of the seven climbers lost their lives at that time. And one looks in wonder at “Theo,” the 16th century mercenary who did not succeed in crossing the Theodul Pass.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Travelers talk about
“rainy day” (30 reviews)
“great history” (11 reviews)
“early days” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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+41 27 967 41 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum was mainly a mix of information on the group that first summited the Matterhorn in 1865 and on what life was like back when Zermatt was a small farming village rather than the tourist destination it has become. It would have been far...More

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum with insight to the early days of mountaineering. Several very interesting films too. Lots of artefacts and life size models of the buildings from the 19th century.

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Matterhorn Museum provides a wonderful overview of the history of Zermatt, but many guidebooks suggest scheduling hours to visit. It’s something you can get through in less than an hour if necessary. Be sure to see the infamous broken rope.

Thank nyr38
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Museum told an interesting story of the first climb of the Matterhorn. Really enjoyed the history and videos of early days.

Thank sklsanders
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is an excellent museum with fascinating history displayed and experienced hard to find elsewhere about Zermatt, but also the alps. Take time as it's worth it!

Thank Janetbrooks8
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic museum! I really enjoyed the section all about past climbers, the artifacts, and more. I thought it was a very well done museum, and they even provide free wifi and headphones for their audio guide on the izi travel app.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Here, we learned a lot about Matterhorn especially the tragedy of the mount climber. The exhibit of the rope that was used during that tragedy the boots, climbing gears and the equipment used.

Thank ItsmePJ
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

The museum is located in a rock cave below the ground. The exposition is rather small. The most interesting part of the exhibition is devoted to the tragedy that occurred on the way back of spin after the first ascent to the Matterhorn in 1861.

Thank Yury K
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We left visiting this place until our last day as we feared it might be a little "dull". Fear not; it is a superb museum, with plenty of interactive stuff and amazing recreated streets and houses. Particularly good on a snowy day.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The Matterhorn Museum should be a stop for non skiers or those filling a bad weather day. Many interesting artifacts and exhibits which tell a story of the history of both the iconic mountain and town. Also a very reasonable admission price. Load the app...More

Thank soxfan
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9 August 2015|
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has an elevator to all floors.
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21 July 2015|
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Response from nivekronnoco | Reviewed this property |
There is no tour and no need to book. Just turn up and wander to your hearts content
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Response from caryn1958 | Reviewed this property |
No need for advance tickets and admission was free with SwissPass if you are using rail transportation. It was fun, informative and right in the center of the village
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