Travel & Sightseeing
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The Alps are a region which have this mountainous massif in common, but differ in so many other ways. What means: there is so much to see, to visit, to experience. Places we love to go from Slovenia to Switzerland, sights we love to visit, we will share it with you in this category.
Zermatt - an oasis in the Alps
In the southern Switzerland, in the heart of the Alps, located in the canton of Valais (Wallis) at the foot of the Matterhorn is one of the most popular winter sports resorts in Switzerland - Zermatt. A total of 313 kilometres downhill skiing in three areas, Zermatt offers all the amenities of a perfect winter holiday for beginners and advanced skiers. Especially nowadays one aspect converning the slopes is very interesting: Zermatt is a snow safe location!
Although Zermatt has become known as a winter resort, it is also a great treat in summer. Zermatt invites with many hiking trails to leisurely stroll, or for advanced mountaineers to climbing. A total of 400km walking and hiking trails are available to visitors. Who loves to ski even in summer, should travel up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise at 3000m altitude: In the (hopefully) eternal snow below the Matterhorn, you will find the largest summer skiing area in Europe, where up to 20 kilometres of slopes can be tested.
A view of the incredible Matterhorn in Swiss Zermatt
An the peak looks like yummy Toblerone chocolate
As it is known doing sports makes you hungry. The hotels and restaurants offer food in all its forms and at the highest levels. The real, regional cuisine consists of traditional Swiss dishes and a distinctive Italian influence. In addition to classics such as Zurich Geschnetzeltes wit Rösti (meat cut into strips with yummy sauce and hash browns), you wil also find dishes as uncommon as Piccata alla milanese with saffron risotto, or if you are lucky, in some restaurants a fantastic 70ies old-school kitchen - like mushroom cream sauce Club Toast, Bisque (cream soup from crustaceans), or fried sweetbread, and goose liver in cress and Rapunzel (lamb's lettuce) salad.
Zermatt is located at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. This is a fact you will hardly recall, as there are 38 of the 76 European four-thousanders around Zermatt. The calmness, air quality and purity is preserved by the fact that no cars are allowed in Zermatt.
Private transport is possible unitl Täsch (5km from Zermatt). Between Täsch and Zermatt runs every 20 minutes ashuttle train of the Gotthard railway. Do not worry: If you become tired of shopping, you can also use one of the many electrical taxis.
Our tip: Treat yourself to a ride on the Gornergrat. After 40 minutes on the cog railway, you will reach your destination at the height of 3089m, which is impressive: Great views of the Swiss mountain world! For all lowlanders a reference a hint: Even in warm summer don't forget to dress warm enough and take your sunglasses!
All the luxury in this friendly resort but, has its sacrifices: Apart from the rather arduous journey, the exclusiv entertainment, accommodation and meals have to be paid for. With unusual impacts partly on food and drink must be expected. Zermatt was and is a top tourist destination of the upper class - in every respect.
Curious? Have you already taken a look at Zermatt:
Webcams of Zermatt and Matterhorn
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