Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt

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Head to the garden of St. Mauritius Church to see Mountaineers' Cemetery, dedicated to laying to rest the spirits of mountaineers and mountain guides. Read the tombstones that tell stories of hikers who died on Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and Breithorn. Mountaineers have been ascending the peaks since 1865, starting with the Matterhorn, and many of the early pioneers paved the way but did not return. Make Mountaineers' Cemetery part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt planner.
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  • Climbers who died are buried here. They are presented as heroes, but I wonder if it was reckless to climb 150 years ago with limited equipment. It is sad to see so many young men buried in 1 spot. 
    Climbers who died are buried here. They are presented as heroes, but I wonder if it was reckless to climb 150 years ago with limited equipment. It is sad to see so many young men buried in 1 spot.  more »
  • After visiting the Matterhorn Museum, we walked to the Mountaineers’ Cemetery located in the yard of St. Mauritius Church. The cemetery is a sad reminder of the many lives lost in the mountains... 
    After visiting the Matterhorn Museum, we walked to the Mountaineers’ Cemetery located in the yard of St. Mauritius Church. The cemetery is a sad reminder of the many lives lost in the mountains...  more »
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  • Very warm feeling here despite it being a cemetery. It was cool to look around and just be at peace with those who are gone. Beautiful view of the matterhorn and many headstones for those who died doing what they love.
  • A local cemetery, with a corner dedicated to mountaineers who lost their lives climbing the Matterhorn, the mountain which overlooks the town of Zermatt. Take a quiet walk here to commemorate their lives. Well-maintained and much-visited by the community.

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