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Zermatt: The Matterhorn family destination

Have you never seen the Matterhorn? Not seen it in ages? Then now is the time. Nature holidays in the Alps at the foot of Switzerland’s iconic landmark.

Zermatt: The Matterhorn family destination: This Seal of Quality has been fantastic for mascot Wolli, young guests and families since 2013, promising a whole variety of fun, entertainment and outdoor activities in the fresh Alpine air. 

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/families

CHILDREN ARE OUR VIPs

Thanks to the Wolli Card children up to the age of 9 years enjoy free holidays all year round. They travel free on all the mountain lifts, overnight at no charge in many of the hotels and holiday apartments, pay no holiday taxes and receive special offers in restaurants or shops.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/wollicard

FUNVENTURE

The Zermatt – Matterhorn family destination promises fun and adventure: we call it Funventure® for the whole family. Families with children of all ages spend active holidays here and enjoy time together in the healthy Alpine air. Playing, experiencing and laughing. In the midst of nature, surrounded by the most beautiful four thousand-metre peaks in the alps. Anywhere you see Wolli, our adventurous black sheep, children up to age 9 take the centre stage.

Further information: www.zermatt.ch/en/funventure

A choice of Funventure outdoor activities:

Wolli’s adventure park at Sunnegga

Discover fun and games in the Wolli fun park at Sunnegga – the sunny and comfortable corner of Zermatt. At Leisee lake, families can enjoy an adventure and fun playground with attractive barbecue areas and a water feature. All with amazing views of the Matterhorn. Off to the land of adventures and fun!

Further information:

https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Tickets/Wolli-s-adventure-park-at-Sunnegga

Kickbike at Sunnegga

Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at its best.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Planning-hikes-tours/Kickbike-on-Sunnegga

Mountain Carts at Blauherd

Grab a Mountain Cart and off you go: The ride on three-wheeled go-karts starts at Blauherd and ends after a 1.6 km route at Sunnegga. During the ride you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful Alpine meadows as well as the unique mountain panorama with the Matterhorn.

Further information:

https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Planning-hikes-tours/Mountain-Carts

Wolli’s Treasure Hunt

Enjoy a treasure hunt with all the family: equipped with a treasure map and Wolli’s clues, you’re sure to find the treasure.

Further information:

https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Tickets/Wolli-s-treasure-hunt

Forest Fun Park

The Forest Fun Park promises fun and adventure for the whole family, for all age groups. Secured by safety lines, you can step, swing and climb from tree to tree. In this way, 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. 

Further information: 

https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Tickets/Forest-Fun-Park-Ticket

Hiking

The impressive mountain world surrounding Zermatt and the Matterhorn that awaits discovery is a real nature paradise for every hiker. More than 400 kilometres of hiking trails lead past lakes and pass through larch and pine forests on marked trails, where the silhouette of the Matterhorn is reflected in the still waters of different lakes. Ibex, chamois and marmots can be seen. 

Further information:

https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Planning-hikes-tours 

Mountain Biking

Whether one is looking for flow or steep and technically demanding, the mountains surrounding Zermatt offer a wide range of trails between 1,400 m and 3,100 m. When combined with the unique mountain vistas, these guarantee an unforgettable mountain bike experience for families as well. There are 100 km of signed mountain bike tours available including the required infrastructure.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/bike/Bike-tours

Via Ferrata

The “Schweifinen” fixed rope route high above the roofs of Zermatt guarantees action, deep insights and a fantastic view. It is marked off into three areas of increasing difficulty (SK 2 – SK 4). The fixed rope route is ideal for families with children up from the age 10. The route can be climbed with or without a guide. 

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Planning-hikes-tours/Via-ferrata-Schweifinen-Route-A

Gorner Gorge

The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature.  He is in the immediate vicinity of the Blatten hamlet and was first opened in 1886/87. There are two ways of crossing the gorge: the upper part of the Gornerschlucht can be crossed in 3 – 4 hours with a mountain guide, as a breath-taking adventure, or the lower part of the gorge can be crossed without special equipment using the wooden installation.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Attractions/Gorner-gorge

https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Events/Gorge-Adventure?value=2021-01-29

Perfect family adventures

Zermatt – Matterhorn offers a whole variety of fun, entertainment, and outdoor activities in the fresh Alpine air. You’re bound to have a perfect family day. 

Find inspiration for your perfect family day on https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Perfect-family-adventures

PEAKS

Zermatt’s mountain world makes travelling to the top of a mountain a fascinating experience. The viewing points do not just give one a view of the Matterhorn and 37 four-thousanders. They are oases, where one can relax while enjoying nature’s pristine beauty.

Further information:
www.zermatt.ch/en/mountain-experiences/excursions-mountains 

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Touch the snow, all year round on Matterhorn glacier paradise. The Matterhorn glacier ride will carry you to Matterhorn glacier paradise at 3883 m/12,739 ft. A world of snow and ice awaits you: 365 days snow experience, a 360° viewing platform, world’s highest glacier palace as well as new restaurant and souvenir shop.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Tickets/Matterhorn-glacier-paradise-Ticket

Gornergrat

With its sunny viewing platform that can be reached throughout the year, the Gornergrat (3,089 m) has been the top tourist destination in Switzerland. The panorama is considered to be one of the most beautiful: the Monte Rosa Massif with the highest Swiss mountain and a view over the second-largest glacier in the Alps, as well as 29 peaks higher than 4000 metres – and everything almost so close that you could nearly touch it. Europe’s highest open-air cog railway brings passengers direct from Zermatt station to the summit.

On the amazing journey to the Gornergrat you’ll go over the breathtaking Findelbach viaduct, past ancient pine forests, with views of the incredible Matterhorn appearing every time you emerge from a tunnel.

Rothorn

From the Rothorn, you can see the Matterhorn from its most beautiful side. There’s plenty to see here: the mountains stretch before you, from the Dufourspitze to the Weisshorn, and, right in the middle, the Matterhorn. A special item of interest here is the “Peak Collection” exhibition around the pleasant Restaurant Rothorn. You can also find themed paths about marmots, alpine flora and the mountain world of Zermatt.

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

It is not a secret that guests in Zermatt are spoiled around the clock. 

Zermatt has the greatest density of gourmet and mountain restaurants. The international restaurant guides confirm this each year. The selection is great: from traditional dishes or an experimental art of cooking to Asian, Indian or Mediterranean-Alpine cuisine.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/eating-drinking

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Zermatt is well known for its relaxed and friendly shopping as it is fully pedestrianized. Along the Bahnhofstrasse or through the little lanes, always near to friendly cafés and bars. Where, after some shopping, families, sports enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike can be found carrying around premium brand name shopping bags.

Further information: https://www.zermatt.ch/en/shopping

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