Best Hotels & Things to Do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Curator’s statement

This charming Swiss town tucked away in the Swiss Alps is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. With winter sports, summer hiking, and a variety of activities, there is no shortage of things to do in Zermatt. If you love nature and outdoor activities, make Zermatt your next destination.

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Where to stay in Zermatt, Switzerland

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CERVO Mountain Resort

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Zermatt, this luxury hotel is the gateway to the mystical mountain world of the Alps.

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Renowned luxury hotel with refined rooms, three restaurants, two bars and picturesque views of the Matterhorn.

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Hotel Schweizerhof Zermatt

Where alpine elegance meets unparalleled hospitality beneath the iconic Matterhorn.

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Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Winter Sports - As one of the most magical places to visit in the winter, Zermatt's winter wonderland is filled with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and more. Take advantage of the many packages and offers during the winter season.

Summer & Winter Hiking - With both winter and summer hikes, enjoy over 70 kilometers of trails in Zermatt’s mountain range and see stunning views of the Matterhorn in almost every direction you go in.

Spa Day - Take a break from outdoor activities and enjoy a deluxe spa day. Mountain Ashram Spa in the CERVO resort is the perfect place to unwind with hot stone baths, an abundance of spa treatments and yoga and meditation classes.

Walk around charming downtown - Walk around this car-free alpine village to see incredible views of Matterhorn, and pop into the charming shops and restaurants.

Places to eat & drink in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Schäferstube - This cozy Swiss cuisine restaurant offers traditional foods and a warm ambiance.

Brasserie Uno - An upscale restaurant with a unique tasting menu that changes with the season. Make reservations as this one books out quickly!

La Ferme - Candlelit ambiance with local Swiss specialties including beef filet and local wines.

Grizzly's Bar & Bistro - If you’re looking for more casual dining, this cozy gastropub is the perfect spot to enjoy a burger and a beer after a long day of activities.

L'Atelier Grandsire - A beautiful French-style wine boutique, L’Atelier Grandsire is the perfect spot to pair local wines with delicious cuisine.

saycheese! - Famous for its fondue and raclette cheese, this Swiss staple is located in the beautiful Grand Hotel Zermatterhof.

Restaurant Julen - This newly renovated restaurant is in the heart of Zermatt village. The rustic decor makes for a charming ambiance coupled with an always-lit fireplace.

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