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Zermatt and The Matterhorn

The mountain village of Zermatt, with a population of about 5,800, is one of the great ski and climbing centers of the world. The town lies at the upper end of Mattertal at an elevation of 5,310 feet, at the foot of Switzerland’s highest peaks. It lies about 6.2 miles from the Theodul Pass, standing at over 10,800 feet high, which borders Italy.The name Zermatt is from a German word “matten” or valley. The name first appeared as Zur Matte or at the meadow and later became Zermatt. It didn’t appear on maps until 1495 and then 1546 in texts. The older name of Zermatt was actually Praborno or Prato Borno, (prato also meaning meadow), and appeared in older maps as early as thirteenth century under this name.The French speaking people from Aosta Valley and the French speaking part of canton Valais used this name until about 1860. The name changed from Praborno to Zermatt when the Romance language speaking people were gradually replaced by a German speaking colony.

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Julie Oldfield24-Sep-2019 17:03
Excellent capture of the valley. V
Jeff Real22-Sep-2019 14:24
This view is so amazing!
Dennis Hoyne21-Sep-2019 02:51
A lovely composition!
bill friedlander20-Sep-2019 17:49
Great POV for this awesome scene. V
Réal Jauvin20-Sep-2019 17:42
Que de beauté est présenté dans cette magnifique prise si joliment bien composé!
Paco López20-Sep-2019 15:39
Precioso encuadre!! V!
Walter Otto Koenig20-Sep-2019 14:11
Very nice view. Well framed by the trees . "V"
Raymond20-Sep-2019 13:47
Nick Paoni20-Sep-2019 13:05
Nicely framed.
Jim Coffman20-Sep-2019 13:00
A well composed capture, Jose!
Yvonne20-Sep-2019 11:51
What a wonderful scene this is... lovely to see a photo of the Matterhorn again Jose! v
Pierre Martin20-Sep-2019 11:18
great shot of that pittoresque village in that beautiful landscape!
marie-jose wolff20-Sep-2019 09:39
very fine view of this beautiful place! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal20-Sep-2019 07:31
Beautiful capture of this city. V
Charlene Ambrose20-Sep-2019 07:19
Beautiful capture of this stunning village. V
Ursula Miller20-Sep-2019 06:08
Nice capture of this beautiful place! V
Helen Betts20-Sep-2019 04:43
What an incredible place to live, almost in the shadow of the Matterhorn. V.
Carter Creek20-Sep-2019 04:00
Such a beautiful place. Nicely shown. V
larose forest photos20-Sep-2019 03:32
Oh, this is wonderful! Very well composed and captured. V
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