Posted November 2, 2010 by BookingBuddy
Escape to Zermatt for a relaxing holiday. This little village at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn mountain is completely car-free, so there are no screeching tyres and honking horns to break the peace. It’s easy to see the town on foot, and there are cute electric cars and horse-drawn carriages to take you around too. Hike the trails around the town, or get a cable car up to Furi for splendid views of Zermatt. Of course, most people are here for the skiing, but non-skiers shouldn’t worry – sign up for a course with European Snowsport and you’ll be zooming downhill in no time at all!
Hotel Pollux – The traditional chalet-style Hotel Pollux offers a chance to relax in comfort after a day spent skiing or hiking through the mountains. The flower-lined balconies offer wonderful views of the mountain ranges surrounding Zermatt. There’s a stone fireplace with a roaring fire, where you can relax and warm up with a mug of hot chocolate. Retreat to the sauna, or enjoying an indulgent spa treatment to get rid of those muscle aches. And with two restaurants on the premises, you’re never far from a satisfying meal. Room rates start from about £155.
Matterhorn Museum – At the end of the Bahnhofstrasse, under a gleaming glass dome, lies the hidden world of Zermatlantis. This underground world is the premise of the Matterhorn Museum. Visitors will find a fictional village set up underground, with 14 buildings that help trace the history of Zermatt through interactive exhibits, photographs and videos. The museum also arranges special exhibitions throughout the year.
Whymper-Stube – Named for Edward Whymper, who conquered the Matterhorn in the mid-19th century, the Whymper-Stube offers rustic Swiss fare in a cosy setting. Enjoy some melted raclette, served with buttery new potatoes, or a pot of cheese fondue with cured beef, mushroom and crusty white bread.
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