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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

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Address: Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 966 01 01
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09:30 - 16:05
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:05
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures cast their spell over...

Glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures cast their spell over visitors to the glacier palace. A lift takes you 15 metres below the surface to a fairytale palace in the heart of the eternal ice. For small and big explorers alike.

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Worth the ride

Really worth it to ride the cable car all the way to the top. Completely different experience from Jungfrau.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really worth it to ride the cable car all the way to the top. Completely different experience from Jungfrau.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is simply amazing! The ride up, the view at the top, the ice tour, the ride down. It is all truly beautiful!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Zermatt and this gondola ride is the icing on the cake. There are about 4 stops along the way and you have to get off the gondola at each stop to go to the next point to go up further. It's the ideal lift for skiers but we just went up to check out the place and views.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay at Zermatt for 2 nights and Matterhorn is in our plan to visit and don't miss this signature place in Switzerland, You can go up by train or by cable car and this is up to you choice. Please check the weather and plan for the early time in the morning in order to avoid the crowded tour... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wind is really strong at the viewpoint 3883m. Some tower cranes and poles in the way of the photographs and too cold for a picnic though we would love to! We hang around ice palace and movie theatre till it was around 1plus where the sun is blasting and that was shiok for us to take the lift up... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply amazing! Everything! The lift takes you some 3883 m above the sea level. You can have a look at the amazing Alps, some of the highest peaks (including the majestic Matterhorn) and a number of glaciers. Breathtaking, literally - also because of the thinner air. And the ice palace under the surface of the glacier is ... wow! Kids,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went up for a look as, well, we are in Zermatt and that's what you do. We spent about 3 hours up there which included a meal, that was plenty long enough for us. The Cable car ride was 105 swiss francs which isnt cheap but if you go a bit later in the afternoon the price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for experienced and first time skiers !! My wife had lessons there which were very good. Great facilities at the top of the ski lift.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was nothing about this that spelt paradise. Granted, it was totally clouded over in terms of views which was disappointing (we went back the next day with views which were spectacular, but skipped the 'theme park') The exhibit itself was very sub par. Tacky lights, cold and wet, musty smelling - definitely not worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of the surrounding mountains, towns (Zermatt looked like a life time away). Mountain climbing, hiking and skiing available activites in October.

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