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Learn about the early climbers who reached the summit of the Matterhorn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Head underground to this museum, which is set up to resemble a mountain village with 14 houses as well as a church, hotel, huts, and granaries. Learn about the development of the area and the many climbers who frequent it, and see samples of the equipment and gear they use. Watch a film from the 1930s about the competition between Edward Whymper and Jean Antoine Carrel, who each attempted to reach the summit--one from the Swiss side, and one from the Italian side. The museum showcases the broken rope from the first ascent of the mountain in 1865 and one of the two stones that Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in 1993. The museum is centrally located in the village at a walkable distance from other local attractions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and many more Zermatt attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.
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The museum has a very clever overarching theme of being on an archeological dig where you are below ground and viewing the different buildings. There is a small theater showing 6 different movies... more »
The museum recreates buildings and scenes from the early days of mountain climbing, including the first official assent to the top of the matterhorn, including the tragedy and controversy that... more »
Interesting museum🏔 about the town and it’s history. Entrance is above ground, everything else is underground. It’s a lot higher than the underground entrance don’t let that fool you. 😅🏔👍🏼
This is an interesting museum about Zermatt and the surrounding mountains. Only the entrance is above the ground. Most of the museum is underground. From the outside you cannot see how large it really is.
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