The Swiss city of Zermatt has been chosen as the best ski resort in the world. Winter lovers can really enjoy here. You can also go skiing, hiking and snowboarding. The city itself is a beautiful sight, but from an ice palace towering above the city it is even more picturesque.
Zermatt has become one of the most popular ski resorts in the world not only because of its 360 kilometers of ski slopes. The city's mountains are beautiful, especially the Matterhorn, which overlooks the city.
Access to the city also enriches passengers with special experiences. The Swiss resort can also be reached by panoramic train. This is the glacier express that runs between Müritz and Zermatt, all the way through the Alps.
The train also passes through 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and the Oberalp corridor, which is 2,033 meters high. The journey takes a total of eight hours, but you can enjoy the scenery thanks to the train's huge windows. Travelers can also see the World Heritage Site Apola, the Landwasser Bridge and the spiral tunnel near Breda.
The ski resort has a viewing platform from which you can see the Alps. There is also a cinema and a restaurant at the top of the mountain, but in addition to all this, the Ice Palace offers the most beautiful view.
The 3,883-meter-tall Ice Palace is filled with centuries-old ice sculptures and ice formations.
Gornergrat is another great viewpoint at 3,089 meters above sea level, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. Also located on top of the observation deck is one of the most beautiful hotels in Europe, the Kulmhotel Gornergrat, which has its own restaurant, observatory and even its own shops.
In addition, the world's first electric cogwheel is located here.
Zermatt also has the Matterhorn Museum. Visitors can learn all about the amazing mountains. However, this winter wonderland can be an ideal destination not only for those who love skiing, but also for those who love hiking. You can walk around the area. One of the best hiking trails is around the Five Lakes, which is located next to a former glacier, but Gorner Gorge Nature Reserve won't disappoint nature lovers either.
Zermatt-Sunnegga's sunny terrace is ideal for relaxing with a beautiful view. Surfers can go to the beach here. Even on cold winter days, you can swim in Lake Lies.
Those who also want to deal with the history of the place and are not afraid of scary places can visit the climbers' cemetery. This place reminds passers-by of the accidents that claimed their lives in the Matterhorn, Tachhorn, Weisshorn, Roskam and Obergabelle Leskam mountains.