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“Stunning - on a clear day”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rothorn

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Rothorn - Best view to the Matterhorn
Ranked #8 of 72 things to do in Zermatt
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The best view of the Matterhorn The Rothorn is easily reached from Sunnegga in just 15 minutes. From here, you can see the Matterhorn from its most photogenic side. An added attraction is that you see all 38 four-thousandmetre peaks that surround Zermatt. We recommend: It is worth to get up early and enjoy the magnificent view at sunrise! A special item of interest up here is the themed hiking trail “Peak Collection” around the restaurant Rothorn. This special outdoor exhibition of 18 sculptures will connect you on an artistic level with the Alpine world of Zermatt and its many tales. Zermatt’s most beautiful mountain lake The Stellisee lake at 2,537 metres (8,323 ft) is the most-photographed lake in Zermatt. For sure, you have already marvelled yourself at a photo of the Stellisee, capturing the fascinating reflection of the Matterhorn. From Blauherd, you can reach the idyllic Stellisee in about 20 minutes. The famous flower trail also starts at Blauherd. This unique hike offers an unparalleled diversity of flowering plants. Your excursion can be ideally combined with a break at Stellisee lake or the sunrise ride.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Kendal, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Stunning - on a clear day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

An amazing place to see many higher peaks of the Alps but pointless if poor weather. A great place to start several beautiful walks from, both up and down. However, beware it may be very cold and wind even if warm and calm in the valley.

Visited August 2014
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Rothorn Paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Visit for the view in good weather. Walks not to be considered if there is snow and ice on the ground unless equipped with ice axe and crampons. Cable car service is not as convenient as those places which are served by gondolas.

Visited July 2014
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Markham, Canada
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“Excellent views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Starting point to the highest hiking trail in Europe and the views you get are something to remember...

I also had a delicious soup at the Rothorn restaurant at the end of the hike, which I will remember for a while as it was super delicious.

Visited July 2014
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North Yorkshire
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A good viewpoint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have visited Rothorn in the past and found the views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks marvellous.
Unfortunately on our recent visit,June 18th - June 28th the cable car was not open for business.
It may be worthwhile considering this when planning a visit to this area.
All the high lifts may not be running early in the season

Visited June 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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“Restaurant review”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

love the place, good food but super slow. Be sure to not be in a hurry because its going to be a long lunch. But the food is great and worth the wait and the view is also awesome

Visited March 2014
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