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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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The Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis offers insight into the development of Zermatt. It shows the triumph and tragedy surrounding the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Here one is immersed in the mountain world of past generations: One sees how the people lived in Zermatt in the 19th century and shudder at the sight of the broken rope from the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four of the seven climbers lost their lives at that time. And one looks in wonder at “Theo,” the 16th century mercenary who did not succeed in crossing the Theodul Pass.
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  • Average13%
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“rainy day” (27 reviews)
“great history” (11 reviews)
“audio guide” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent excellent couple of hours here. Very well laid out. It was quite quiet when we went to we could see the exhibits properly

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an underground museum. It shows the history of conquering matterhorn. Mattherhorn is on the swiss-italian border and countrymen from both sides to conquer it. One of the highlight of the museum is one failed attempt on matterhorn in which 3 people died. There...More

Thank Prashant N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With our arrival to Zermatt after midday ,We decided to make the activity next day . The museum itself Was interesting if you ain't rushing and reading through the history of Zermatt it's pretty good . The cinematics was also good . Definitely worth it...More

Thank Dan13381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively small museum, should take less than an hour to go through. But if it's your first time in Zermatt, this is a must see. It provides a quick orientation to the rich history or Zermatt and its relationship to the Matterhorn. Of particular interest...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for money. Make sure you get the head phones for further information. Well presented and easy to go around. The video show on the first assent of the Matterhorn is great to watch explaining all that happend on that day. Must visit the...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple museum. Only part worth looking at is the history of climbers who have tried to climb up the Matterhorn. A lot of the museum is just replica buildings. If you have the Swiss Rail Pass the museum is free, not sure I would pay...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place tells the story of climbing history in the region. Particularly ill fated climbs . It was interesting and probably worth the 10 Fr it cost. I couldn't get closer to the real thing so it was a good substitute.

Thank jplum73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Matterhorn Museum on a rainy day. Great history - well presented and very interesting!

Thank Bibinne82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum houses a collection of artifacts and testimonials and other history regarding the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn, following which four of the seven climbers were killed during the descent. Also in the museum are many displays of early life in the Zermatt...More

Thank douglasd513
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is on the main road across from the Catholic Church. The entry is free with the Swiss travel pass. It is below ground and shows what it was like to live in the area in the past. There are also good exhibits on...More

Thank Jim_atl
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Is the museum wheelchair friendly and accessible?
8 August 2015|
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has an elevator to all floors.
how can I book the tour?
21 July 2015|
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Response from nivekronnoco | Reviewed this property |
There is no tour and no need to book. Just turn up and wander to your hearts content
is it necessary to purchase online tickets in advance? We will arrive later this month from the U.S.
8 April 2015|
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Response from caryn1958 | Reviewed this property |
No need for advance tickets and admission was free with SwissPass if you are using rail transportation. It was fun, informative and right in the center of the village