Home of the iconic Matterhorn peak, Zermatt is well known for its skiing (year round!), climbing and hiking.
Places to Stay: Tested Travel had the good fortune of staying at Hotel Bristol. Centrally located with views of the Matterhorn, this was a great choice!
Top Sites: Zermatt is a four-season town. Tested Travel visited in the fall and focused our time on seeing the Matterhorn and hikes.
You can hike and ski year round. There are a shopping district and a robust restaurant scene. The car-less streets and classic Swiss chalet buildings give the town a calm and old world charm.
Small nearby towns make for lovely day trips.
Once there, you might never leave!
Eats: As a tourist town, Zermatt has lots and lots of food options. You can find classic Swiss, Thai, and even America fast food.
Tested Travel ate several meals at Hotel Bristol (see review under in our places to stay post). They have a fantastic fixed price dinner menu. Places are limited, so be sure to make a reservation.
In addition, Tested Travel had the great pleasure of eating at the Old Zermatt Restaurant!
Good to Knows: These are a few tidbits that are just helpful (or fun) to know!
Good to Knows
Zermatt is a no car town. You can get there via train. The main station is the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn trains and is also the beginning and end of the Glacier Express.
There are several gondola stations in town that can take you to different mountain ranges, including the Matterhorn.