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IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Zermatt.
WHERE: Alps, Swiss-Italian Border.
WHY: Quaint, pedestrian only village in the shadow of the Matterhorn.  Skiing, hiking, and year round outdoor sports.
WHEN: Year round.
HOW: Flight to Zurich or Geneva, then via car or train.  For an additional delight, driver through the Lötschberg Car-Train, a train that carries your automobile through a tunnel through the Alps.
IF YOU LIKE THIS... Then you should take a look at Kitzbühel and Garmish, two other wonderful mountain hiking and skiing destinations.

ZERMATT
Zermatt, at an altitude of 5313ft (1620m), lies in the village below the Matterhorn and is a pedestrian-only village (visitors must park their cars at Täsch and take cog-rail train up the mountain) and world-famous skiing and hiking destination.  All combustion engine vehicles (aside from emergency vehicles) have been banned in the valley to prevent air pollution.  While the Matterhorn straddles the Italian-Swiss border, the iconic picture of the horn shaped mountain above green valleys is the view from the Swiss side.  Zermatt is the starting point of the world-famous Haute Route, which traverses the Swiss and French Alps and ends at Chamonix. 

Zermatt is a true delight to explore.  The whole town is straight out of a postcard, with Swiss chalet style buildings and during the summer every window has a basket of flowers in front of it.  The town lies in the constant shadow of the Matterhorn and other high mountains, which provide a beautiful backdrop for the town.

Z'MUTT
Z'mutt is a tiny village of about 20 buildings in the valley above Zermatt.  At 6351ft (1936m), Z'mutt is about 1000ft above Zermatt, and the hike up the valley to Z'mutt gives you spectacular views up to the Matterhorn and down into Zermatt.  This tiny town features a few outdoor restaurants in its little main plaza.  The entire village is nothing more than a few scattered houses, outdoor tables, and an chappel, but is beautifully perched high in the mountain valley and is a quaint and relaxing place to stop for a nice meal.  The restaurants here also offer rooms for hikers in the summertime.


 
Swiss chalet-type buildings in Zermatt   Looking back down the valley toward Zermatt
Central Zermatt   Looking up the valley from Zermatt to the Matterhorn
Hiking trail up the valley from Zermatt toward the Matterhord   Riding the Lötschberg Car-Train south to Zermatt
Chapel in Z'mutt   Approach to Z'mutt
Hiking down from Z'mutt to Zermatt   Looking up the valley from Z'mutt
Approching Z'mutt from below   Signposts guide your hikes above Zermatt

 

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