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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice surprise - I came to Zermatt not knowing what to do, and this was a nice thing to stumble upon. It was a fun introduction to the city and gave a lot of context for many other sights, like the Climbers'...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SiobhanWard
Reviewed 10 November 2018

When I was there the plan open only a few hours a day, which is very disappointing. I see no reason for a museum that only open during a very specific hours. Free entry with Swiss Travel Pass, if it open or if you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Waron S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

An interesting museum, larger than it looks. Tells the stories of the mountain well, with some good exhibits and well planned and constructed. Great for rainy days. If the mountain is closed then there is almost nothing else to do in Zermatt except shop in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynden D
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Really didn’t know much about the history of the area until visiting the museum. Mostly underground and lots of artifacts. It takes about 2 hours to get a good overall experience. The theater has several movies worth watching.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jillwA2357KK
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Don't miss this gem! Use your Swiss pass for entry. Gives complete history of the area and the Matterhorn.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank georgiadot19
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This museum next to the Church in Zermatt. Its easy to find this museum because its look like a glass dome. Before enter the museum we must to safe our backpack/bag in the locker.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Agathalym
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

After visiting the museum, I can imagine how difficult on the way up and how dangerous on the way down. Even I do not dare to climb, the success stories tell us we should keep attempting for our dreams!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jessielny
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Good museum of the hikers who have tried/completed the Matterhorn and other 4000m peaks in the vicinity of Zermatt. There was a bit on the life of other people around the area and how they have lived for hundreds of years in the area. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went there with my teens - the display was not interesting enough for them, unfortunately. As for myself - I also expected more of this little museum, it felt a little outdated.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daphnar99
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A beautifully done museum with Alpine culture and the history of the first climb by Whimpers. Quite an eye opener.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has an elevator to all floors.
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
9 April 2015|
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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