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Zermatt is a mecca for winter sports fans, but the region also has plenty to offer in the summer – from relaxing hikes in the fresh mountain air to fantastic cuisine and therapeutic massages. There really is something for everyone!
Zermatt’s backstage dining tour allows you to sample some of the region’s finest cuisine while taking a look behind the scenes at how the chefs create their dishes. There are plenty of surprises in store at each of the specially selected locations around Zermatt. You can book the tour online.
The magical charm of the eternal ice
Explore the glacier palace 15 metres below the surface of the ice and experience the magic of the stunning ice crystals. With breathtaking ice sculptures, crevasses and an ice slide, it is guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget and a truly unique hike.
A tour of Zermatt at 2 HP
The horses snort gently, a flick from the coachman and, with a slight start, you’re off on an exclusive 30-minute carriage ride through Zermatt. Price: CHF 30.00 per person; minimum price: CHF 120.00; up to 8 persons. Reservation at the Zermatterhof: +41 27 966 66 00.
A summer visit to the Gorner gorge is guaranteed to be an unforgettable trip for the whole family. Excursions with mountain guides offer the best possible experience. Our insider tip: if you are planning to head to the gorge from mid-September onwards, you will be able to see the gorge in the best light conditions and gaze in awe at the magical blue water.
Zermatt also has plenty to keep even the biggest shopaholics happy. The village is home to wonderful watch and jewellery boutiques, several great souvenir shops and some fantastic clothing stores – all staffed by local experts who are more than happy to help. And when you’re all shopped out, you can head to one of the bakeries or confectioners – where you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to something sweet.
Sport in the heart of Zermatt
Zermatt has no end of activities to keep any sports fan happy. In addition to beach volleyball, basketball and tennis, there is also a skate park that is hugely popular in summer.
A trip back in time
In 1865, the first ascent of the Matterhorn captivated the imagination of the world. Triumph, tragedy and the start of Zermatt’s transformation from a small mountain village to an internationally renowned holiday destination. You can learn more about this historical event at the Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis.
Ricola herb garden
In its truly idyllic setting, the herb garden gives visitors the opportunity to discover the herbs that are used to make the world-famous Ricola herb drops. Entertainment is also provided in the form of a competition where visitors can put their knowledge to the test. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!
A walking tour through the village
Are you interested in exploring a unique village and discovering all its secrets? Zermatt is a place where old traditions meet modern tourism. In high summer, a herd of about 50 Valais Blackneck goats descends on Bahnhofstrasse every day at about 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Clay pigeon shooting
You will shoot using a real Fausti shotgun, albeit one that has been converted to infrared technology, making it completely safe. The reusable clay pigeons are equipped with receptors and are fired from high-quality traps. Different games for beginners and experts.
Up in the sky high above Zermatt
A sightseeing flight over the majestic Matterhorn and the other magnificent peaks in the Valais Alps is an unforgettable experience. Especially when you can also take in breathtaking views of rugged glaciers. Air Zermatt also flies special routes on request.