With the summer crowds gone, I arrived in shoulder season where the normally glitzy town has turned slightly more affordable. Zermatt is off-limits to cars although electric vehicles do ply the narrow streets. Everything seems miniature size.
Or you can take a horse carriage in traditional bourgeois style.
The Matterhorn Museum celebrates the region's mountaineering history, focusing on a tragic story from 1865 when a broken rope took the lives of 4 climbers. Downstairs, old buildings from the town are arranged experience local life in a protected setting. Admission is free with the Swiss Travel Pass.
A glass cabinet showcased various products that have taken the Matterhorn's image over the years.
Zermatt is at the end of the line just over 3 hours from Zurich. Easily accessible on comfortable trains going through the scenic valleys, hordes of tourists come here for a glimpse of the Matterhorn.
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