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A village of southern Switzerland in the Pennine Alps northeast of the Matterhorn. It is a noted tourist resort.
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(Placename) a village and resort in S Switzerland, in Valais canton at the foot of the Matterhorn: cars are not allowed in the area. Pop: 5988 (2000)
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a village in S Switzerland, near the Matterhorn: resort. 3101.
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Besides, my adventurous spirit had conceived a formidable enterprise--nothing less than a trip from Interlaken, by the Gemmi and Visp, clear to Zermatt, on foot!
"Oh, I went to Switzerland,--to Geneva and Zermatt and Zurich and all those places you know; and down to Venice, and all through Germany, and down the Rhine, and into Holland and Belgium--the regular round.
YOUNG Great Ayton mountain runner Ben Bergstrand had an international debut to remember in Zermatt, Switzerland last week.
Highlander Andy Douglas and Deeside athlete Robbie Simpson will form the experienced backbone of the Great Britain senior men's team competing in this weekend's European Uphill Mountain Running Championships at Zermatt, Switzerland.
it will give the deeside runner an opportunity to test his form ahead of the European Mountain Running championships at Zermatt on July 7.
Matterhorn: King of Mountains !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Long before I saw the majestic snow-capped Swiss Alps from the plane window and before I actually rode the aerial tramway to the ski resort of Zermatt in southern Switzerland to see the iconic Matterhorn, I had already seen the silhouette of the famed mountain dozens of times.
It was only years later that I found out that its peak is the Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland.
How you'd keep count on a claim like that is anyone's guess, but if my phone's picture reel is anything to go by at the end of an afternoon on the Zermatt slopes, then it's surely true.
We go traditional with truffleinfused fondue at Say Cheese in the centre of town (an absolute must for cheese lovers, but be warned, you'll need to roll right into bed Abi Jackson snow-shoeing with a friend in Zermatt, Switzerland, with the Matterhorn in the background afterwards) and Zum See, a constantly bustling spot nestled among a cluster of huts at the foot of the mountain.
If you're not familiar with this part of the Alps, you'd almost certainly still recognise the triangular peak on Toblerones, and it's one of a number of things that make Zermatt special.
As Switzerland's premier resort, Zermatt attracts visitors from all over the world, all year around.