Matterhorn Glacier Paradise: Europe's highest cable car station
The Matterhorn - symbol of Switzerland, is probably the most photographed mountain in the world. The "Toblerone mountain" can be admired from various locations in Zermatt. The closest station, that you can reach to admire this unique peak, is called Schwarzsee.
Duration: 1 hour
Visit: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland
Matterhorn glacier paradise on 12,739 ft
The Zermatt Bergbahnen takes the visitors comfortably from Zermatt up to the highest mountain station in Europe on 12’739 ft in 45 minutes only.
New highlight: Since November 2018, the world's highest 3S cableways, the Matterhorn glacier ride, is in operation. The Matterhorn glacier ride is an unrivalled combination of technology and design. Visitors will make a speedy ascent to Matterhorn glacier paradise in comfortable and luxuriously appointed cabins. The name says it all: the four “Crystal ride” cabins are decorated with Swarovski® crystals, capturing the light in an effect that will amaze passengers and provide an unforgettable adrenaline rush.
The highlights on the top of Matterhorn glacier paradise: 365 days snow experience, Snow Tubing, Cinema Lounge with exciting film scenes, an observation deck with 360° panoramic view, world’s highest glacier palace with ice sculptures and a restaurant with authentic Swiss and Indian dishes.
Duration: 4 hours
Visit: Pollux, Zermatt Switzerland
Mountain of rock and ice :
Pollux is one of the two peaks known as the twins. With a height of 4,092 m, it is lower than its twin brother Castor.
Duration: 1 day
Visit: Breithorn, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland
The Breithorn, near Zermatt, is a heavily glaciated mountain crest with several peaks. Many budding mountaineers choose this for their first 4,000-metre summit.
Duration: 4 hours
Visit: Gorner Gorge, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland
The Gorner Gorge is certainly Zermatt’s least understood attraction. Hidden, in dark depth, without a view of the famous four thousand-metre peaks. Anyone daring to go into the historic depths of our geologic history shall experience an exciting past.
Duration: 2 hours
Visit: Dossen Glacier Garden, Dossen, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland
The Dossen glacier garden invites visitors on a journey of discovery through the world of vanished glaciers and the traces they have left on the landscape.
Duration: 2 hours
Visit: Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Schluhmattstrasse 28, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt Bergbahnen AG is the biggest cable car company in Switzerland with an offering that attracts sports enthusiasts and holiday-makers from all over the world. As a modern employer with an exemplary record of environmental management, the company takes its responsibility towards Switzerland extremely seriously.
Duration: 1 day
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Green-line bus between train station - bottom station Matterhorn glacier paradise
- Snow tubing on top
- Cinema Lounge on top
- Elevator to the viewing platform
- Entry/Admission - The Matterhorn
- Entry/Admission - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
- Entry/Admission - Pollux
- Entry/Admission - Breithorn
- Entry/Admission - Gorner Gorge
- Entry/Admission - Dossen Glacier Garden
- Entry/Admission - Zermatt Bergbahnen AG
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 3 years
- Dress code is warm clothes, all year round
- Daily operation, according to the schedule and maintenance in May and November in View additional info section
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Incredibly wonderful experience. I highly recommend. I felt like I was on top of the world, everything was so simple to follow
I can't imagine going to Zermatt and not doing this! The views of the mountain are stunning. Going down an elevator into a glacier at 12,000 feet is an incredible experience.
Worth the money! Got to do everything at the top! Beautiful views from start to finish, and even more breathtaking at the top.
The rides up to the top were great BUT altitude got to me and I wasn't able to walk the last 100 yds through the tunnel to the ice carvings. There were hundreds upon hundreds of teenagers with skis crowding the tunnel racing to get back to the lifts down not really caring who they ran over. When one of them threw up in the tunnel altitude sickness? that was all for me.
This was a lot of fun, BUT be aware that it can get cloudy in the afternoon and they start shutting the platform down well before 4, I think around 3:30 or maybe even earlier. Also, the snow tubing shuts down even earlier, by about 2. It was extremely disappointing. This needs to be made more clear in the description, so people can better plan their day. With that said, it is a fun trip up and a beautiful view!
Suggest going in the morning as the Matterhorn is often covered by clouds in the afternoon.
Views of the Matterhorn were amazing. I recommend staying at Zermatt a couple of days. Truly a winter wonderland despite the cold temperatures. Take the long cable car ride if you're not skiing and enjoy the views of snow capped mountains. Truly breathtaking.
This place is awesome! Flexible so could start and finish when we wanted and spend as much or little time on each part. It was sooo cold -20 degrees at the top. A nice day so great visibility and the Matterhorn was spectacular.
One of the highlights of our trip! Agree with others to bring warm clothes, hat and mittens. Very chill and windy at top.