Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, Zermatt

4.3
#1 of 108 in Museums in Swiss Alps
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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  • The area of admittance is small when compared to the actual museum below ground level. The museum is set up as the village of Zermatt over 100 years ago. Enjoyed walking through each type of building ...  more »
  • Very good, modern infrastructure museum, worth seeing, the entrance is relatively not expensive. There are many interesting, instructive things, such as ski and climbing shoes, the development of tools, the development of cameras.
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  • My family and I had a great time looking through this museum. The displays were lots of fun and quite interactive. We were even able to enter for free using our train travel tickets. Only issue was that the lady at the counter turned the lights off and closed up before we had exited the display area, which was quite odd.
  • This is such a cute little museum! It costs 10chf to get in but is well worth it. There are lots of reconstructions of how Zermatt used to be, and interesting comparisons of how the gear people use on the mountain has changed too. We spent around an hour here.
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