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Matterhorn Museum

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Address: Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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US$88.59*
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Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa
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A brilliant museum

This is a very interesting exhibition, well set out. We spent over two hours there - it was amazing. It provides a great insight into early mountaineering and the specific story... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ursula Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting exhibition, well set out. We spent over two hours there - it was amazing. It provides a great insight into early mountaineering and the specific story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum gives u a good idea of the expeditions to the Matterhorn and also the equipments used to climb, including the ill fated first expedition. It will not take too much of your time to go around the museum and can be easily done while you are in Zermatt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pyramidal shaped entrance gives access to a vast museum underground museum narrating a tale of Matterhorn ascents over the years. well preserved clothing and tools and realistic surrounding of huts and dwellings of the 19th century are a treat to see. a must visit in Zermatt. International Swiss Pass permits free entry just like numerous other similar museums.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is amazing and a must do while you are here!!! All of the old pictures and letters and how the mountaineers lived is truly amazing!!! I wouldn't think it was worth 10 franks per persons but still pretty cool!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is worth a visit if you are in Zermatt, especially on a cloudy day. Interesting to learn of the climbing history of the Matterhorn. Amazing to see the thin rope that broke on the initial succession climb of the Matterhorn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband, 2 teens and I visited this museum and enjoyed reading and seeing pieces of the history of the town, the mountain and the people. Very folksy, but has some more modern features as well. Very interesting. It is all underground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This small but interesting museum, gives you the opportunity to understand the history of The Matterhorn and of the town of Zermatt. While in Zermatt, it's a Most!!

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Really fascinating learning about the history of the Matterhorn and the men who conquered the mountain. Our only complaint is we wish it was longer/bigger. The museum is a must see while in Zermatt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Small , Interesting place , videos showing the heroes who made it the top of the Matterhorn and also those who couldn't make it .

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped by to see this little museum near the church. Its simple but impressive and the old Zermatt culture they all well-preserved. Plus its interesting to note that you will find here the history behind the first expedition to the top of Matterhorn. It was a story with a bit of scandal. Try to find out!

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