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The village was "discovered" by mid-nineteenth-century British mountaineers, most notably Edward Whymper, whose summit of the Matterhorn made the village famous. The Matterhorn was one of the last alpine mountains to be summitted (in 1865), and the first expedition that reached the top ended dramatically with only 3 of the 7 climbers surviving the descent. The story is related in the Matterhorn Museum.Zermatt is a starting point for hikes into the mountains, including the Haute Route that leads to Chamonix in France and the Patrouille des Glaciers. Cable cars and chair lifts carry skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer; the highest of them leads to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m (12,740 ft), a peak on the ridge between Breithorn and Matterhorn that offers extensive views in all directions. It is possible to cross into Italy via the Cervinia cable car station. A rack railway line (the Gornergratbahn, the highest open-air railway in Europe) runs up to the summit of the Gornergrat at 3,089 m (10,134 ft). Zermatt is also the western terminus for the Glacier Express rail service connecting to St. Moritz and the MGB (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn).

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Ton T.12-Oct-2019 15:05
Fantastically composed! V
Raf09-Oct-2019 13:51
The Matterhorm dominating Zermatt (I think). What a view and excellent framing. V
Julie Oldfield08-Oct-2019 00:47
Excellent framing. V
Dennis Hoyne07-Oct-2019 23:39
Beautifully framed with those pines!
Gill Kopy07-Oct-2019 23:29
What a view - lovely shot Jose. V
Réal Jauvin07-Oct-2019 20:00
Quelle vue magnifique de ce villege est présenté de cette endroit!!
Nick Paoni07-Oct-2019 18:20
Nicely framed.
bill friedlander07-Oct-2019 18:13
Great feel for how the mountain dwarfs everything. V
Walter Otto Koenig07-Oct-2019 17:38
A beautifully framed image of the mountain and town. "V"
Carter Creek07-Oct-2019 16:03
Excellent composition of this beautiful view of town and mountain. V
lucanton07-Oct-2019 13:49
magnifique photo bien composée et quelle superbe vue! V
Jim Coffman07-Oct-2019 12:53
Superbly framed and captured!
Stephanie07-Oct-2019 12:22
Wow! Delightful leading of the eye towards the Matterhorn! V
janescottcumming07-Oct-2019 11:04
Beautiful framing for this impressive mountain. V
Pierre Martin07-Oct-2019 10:23
that pov really show the beauty of that monster mountain!
Yvonne07-Oct-2019 10:03
Wow, one gets a sense of size in this image with all those tiny houses! v
Graeme07-Oct-2019 08:51
Breathtaking view from this vantage point, Jose.V
marie-jose wolff07-Oct-2019 08:50
what a beautiful view! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal07-Oct-2019 06:10
Fantastisch shot and training. V
Charlene Ambrose07-Oct-2019 04:36
Beautifully framed with the trees! V
Paco López07-Oct-2019 04:30
Parece una postal!! V!
Fong Lam07-Oct-2019 04:19
Inspiring capture of this magnificent iconic alphine mountain and nicely framed by the foreground trees....V
Helen Betts07-Oct-2019 04:09
Like Laine said, perfect framing for this majestic mountain. V.
laine07-Oct-2019 03:15
Perfect framing of the main subject, that glorious mountain V
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