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Learn about the early climbers who reached the summit of the Matterhorn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Head underground to this museum, which is set up to resemble a mountain village with 14 houses as well as a church, hotel, huts, and granaries. Learn about the development of the area and the many climbers who frequent it, and see samples of the equipment and gear they use. Watch a film from the 1930s about the competition between Edward Whymper and Jean Antoine Carrel, who each attempted to reach the summit--one from the Swiss side, and one from the Italian side. The museum showcases the broken rope from the first ascent of the mountain in 1865 and one of the two stones that Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in 1993. The museum is centrally located in the village at a walkable distance from other local attractions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and many more Zermatt attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.
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It is well worth the visit: one gets into the world of old Zermatt, and you get the story of the first climb to the top in 1865... from various points of view. Very well presented and audio guide to..... more »
The museum has a very clever overarching theme of being on an archeological dig where you are below ground and viewing the different buildings. There is a small theater showing 6 different movies... more »
Wonderful museum! If you're in Zermatt it's a must have. They discuss the history of the town and the first expedition climbing the Matterhorn. Highly recommend it.
A small but thoughtfully design museum. Interesting viewpoint on climbing the Matterhorn and Alpine life
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