Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt

4.5
#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Zermatt
Head to the garden of St. Mauritius Church to see Mountaineers' Cemetery, dedicated to laying to rest the spirits of mountaineers and mountain guides. Read the tombstones that tell stories of hikers who died on Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and Breithorn. Mountaineers have been ascending the peaks since 1865, starting with the Matterhorn, and many of the early pioneers paved the way but did not return. Make Mountaineers' Cemetery part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt planner .
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  • We walked past the cemetery several times during our stay, so one evening we decided to walk through. I sat and read many of the reviews and quickly became anxious to see the Taugwalder’s grave as wel...  more »
  • We were walking around town and stumbled upon this cemetery. Very neat place with unique headstones to remember those who died in pursuit of mountain glory. Quiet spot with some birds, definitely wort...  more »
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  • Well worth the visit. Just stand there close your eyes and imagine how they felt chasing their dreams doing the impossible
  • Thank you for the photo of Donald Williams’ gravestone, complete with his climbing axe. He was my best friend growing up together in New York City, and I was devastated when I heard of his death while climbing. I look forward to visiting him once again when I get to Zermatt. Mike Chase
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