From a small mountain village to a world-class resort: this evolution can be experienced step-by-step in Zermatt.
Wandering through the village, in the museum, strolling, you’ll see that something is always going on: events, festivals, happenings.
Since the mid-19th century, Zermatt has starred among Switzerland’s glitziest resorts.
British climber Edward Whymper reached the Matterhorn’s summit in 1865 and plucky souls have come here ever since to climb: Theodore Roosevelt climbed the Matterhorn in 1881 and a 20-year-old Winston Churchill scaled Monte Rosa (4634m) in 1894.
Today skiers cruise along well-kept pistes, spellbound by the scenery, while style-conscious darlings flash designer threads in the town’s swish lounge bars.
But all are smitten with the Matterhorn, an unfathomable monolith you can’t quite stop looking at.