Alpen Lodge



Beautiful Zermatt - from a farmers village to a top destination

Zermatt lies at the end of the Matter valley and is surrounded by thirty-eight 4,000m high mountain peaks. Not so long ago, Zermatt was a sleepy village without much contact with the outside world even though the Theodul Pass has been used as a trading route since 100 BC. In 1839, the first shelter with three beds was opened in Zermatt. Nowadays, a huge number of guests from all over the world visit the Matterhorn village every year.

Zermatt is car free. From Täsch on, Zermatt is only reachable with the train or a taxi. More information HERE.

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In the winter, Zermatt offers some of the very best conditions for skiers and snowboarders. In the summer, there are countless hiking and biking trails to discover. Zermatt is the end point of the famous Haute Route which begins in Chamonix.

For mountaineers, the village and surrounding area is full of opportunities and challenges. If you do not have much experience in mountaineering, we recommend a tour to the top of the Breithorn – the easiest 4,000m peak. We can organise a mountain guide to accompany you if desired – just let us know and it can be arranged.

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