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“A Trip Through History”

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
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US$101.82*
and up
Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa
Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The Matterhorn Museum was a pleasant surprise. The Museum appears petite from the outside because its exhibits are down below the surface. In addition to learning more about the early climbs on the Matterhorn and seeing some of the frighteningly fragile gear those climbers used, this museum is a good look at life as it once was in the area.

Recreated housing huts and animal sheds tell the story of the development of the farming village that is now Zermatt.

Our only disappointment here was the film, and that may have been our fault because we did not seek help on its timing or to learn if it was not functioning. No matter, the visit was well worth it and deserved more time than we had set aside for it.

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Fabulous museum and range of artefacts can't fail to interest you. whether you watch a film about the first ascent of the Matterhorn, look at old ski and climbing equipment, read the history of the town or spot how many famous world leaders have visited Zermatt, it is well worth the 8CHF admission charge.

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Very informative. Good value for money. Spent ages as so realistic. Open till late so can visit after ski.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Our travel plans took us to Zermat in December only for an afternoon visit and thus we had to be very picky as to where we were going to give our time. We were glad we picked right!

Thank Evangelos P
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We used our Swiss rail pass and got in free. They have a movie which showed how the Italians and the Swiss looked for the shortest way up the Mattahorn. Amazing all the old artifacts and magazine article that were saved. The old ski boots from years ago to now were fun to see.

Thank Nels0n53
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