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The name of Zermatt, as well as that of the Matterhorn itself, derives from the alpine meadows, or matten (in German), in the valley. The name appeared first as Zur Matte ("at the meadow") and became later Zermatt. It does not appear until 1495 on a map or 1546 in a text, but may have been employed long before.Praborno or Prato Borno (prato also means meadow) are the older names of Zermatt; they appear in the ancient maps as early as the thirteenth century.The Romand-speaking people from the Aosta Valley and from the Romand-speaking part of canton Wallis (Vallais) used this name until about 1860 in the form of Praborne, or Praborgne. The reason of this change from Praborno to Zermatt is attributed to the gradual replacement of the Romance-speaking people by German-speaking colony

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Julie Oldfield24-Sep-2019 17:02
A very relaxing scene. V
Colin Storey22-Sep-2019 18:02
Fantastic scene, wonderful light also.
Carter Creek22-Sep-2019 17:57
Looks like a lovely place to spend a few days or even weeks. V
janescottcumming22-Sep-2019 17:49
So majestic looking.
Karen Stuebing22-Sep-2019 17:30
Fantastic composition to highlight this magnificent, pointy mountain. Lovely countryside too. V.
bill friedlander22-Sep-2019 16:33
Another great shot of the mountain. V
Ellen Michaels22-Sep-2019 13:36
Lovely view. V
Jim Coffman22-Sep-2019 12:56
A very beautiful place, Jose!
Marcia Colelli22-Sep-2019 12:35
Wonderful perspective composition of this beautiful and charming scene. V
Pierre Martin22-Sep-2019 12:14
beautiful village and view of it!
winter must be tough there
Yvonne22-Sep-2019 11:16
Very interesting to read the story of the names... and another
wonderful image that includes the famous mountain. v
marie-jose wolff22-Sep-2019 10:18
very fine composition! V
danad22-Sep-2019 08:10
Great landscape ! V.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal22-Sep-2019 07:25
Beautful well composer image. V
Hennie & Lies Lammers22-Sep-2019 07:16
Excellent capture and beautiful setting. V
Fong Lam22-Sep-2019 06:32
Excellent capture of this old village against a lovely backdrop of scenic mountains....V
Helen Betts22-Sep-2019 05:16
Great composition with the mountain towering over the town. V.
Liz Bickel22-Sep-2019 04:44
Charming village scene in the valley.
Paco López22-Sep-2019 04:11
Parece que hay mucha luminosidad! V!
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