Zermatt – A Guide to Visiting Switzerland’s Most Charming Village

Experience a true fairytale in the Swiss Alps in Zermatt, Switzerland premier ski resort. 


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Things to do in Zermatt

It will be love at first sight when you first lay your eyes on the world’s most impressive mountain. The omnipresent mighty Toblerone mountain rises high above the snowy village, demanding your full attention.


Start planning your winter getaway with this handy travel guide featuring the top things you can do in Zermatt, Switzerland. Oh, and we’re not just talking about skiing!

Zermatt, Switzerland | Image by Chantelle Flores | www.51countriesandcounting.com

Things to do in Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland | Image by Chantelle Flores | www.51countriesandcounting.com


Although it is world-renowned for being a ski paradise, especially since it borders the Italian Alps and offers varying terrains, there is so much more to this enchanting place. So if you weren’t born zipping down the slopes, don’t worry, there are plentiful things to keep you entertained. 


The old centre of Zermatt’s cobblestone streets, for example, is charming to take a leisurely stroll through. It lies at an elevation of around 1,600 metres and is peppered with charming snow-covered, chocolate-coloured historic buildings – each of which has preserved their original 16th-century characteristics.

Things to do in Zermatt