I will have my honeymoon trip to Germany and Switzerland, and planning to stay in Zermatt for 3 or 4 days on 27 - 30 Apr 14. For the trip, i would like to visit the Matterhorn (Matterhorn Glacier Paradise??), do some hiking, and would prefer to stay in the guest house in Zermatt to enjoy the mountain village environment. However, i have searched for some information from internet and many of them advised to avoid Zermatt in April or May as most shops and hotel will be closed in that period; weather is unpredictable; and it will be muddy in the hiking trails. Hence i would like to seek for the advice:
1. Will most of the hotel, guesthouses and shops close in April and May in Zermatt? And how is the situation in Zermatt in April or may?
2. I am planning to go hiking to Riffelsee, and would like to view the reflection of Matterhorn. Will the trail open in that period?
Thanks in advance for your advice.