By Jenni Schmitt
Zermatt’s upscale yet warm charm reminds me of a storybook setting.
The town is pedestrian friendly with no vehicles aside from hotel transfers. Beautiful strolls take you to the center square which is full of cute and interesting historic chalets and shops.
Stop at Cafe du Pont for an early lunch and order the Rosti for a memorable traditional meal. The shredded potato and cheese dish is crispy outside and buttery tender in the center. A roasted sausage completes the hearty Alpine meal. You will be all set for the gentle hike to see the famous Matterhorn with iconic peak from the best viewpoint.
Head upwards into the mountains on a funicular and scenic cable car to the Rothorn area for the best views closer to the Matterhorn. Excellent scenery and fairly level terrain from Blauherd to Sunnegga make for a great hike. The alpine lakes surrounded by flowers and the occasional bells from the sheep and goats are nature’s entertainment along the path.
After taking in the views of the Matterhorn, choose to take the path from Sunnega down into Zermatt by foot or the easy reverse back down by way of cable cars and funicular as you arrived.
Arriving back at your chalet, soak in one of the hot whirlpools before slipping back out for your evening’s dinner. Zermatt has excellent accommodation options but be sure to plan ahead as Zermatt is loved year-round by many for all its seasons. The interior of the room we choose was wall to ceiling carved wood and very luxe, Zermatt’s hospitality and beauty flows everywhere you look!
Zermatt is a destination you will want help planning as it's not as simple as hailing a taxing from the airport or making the drive in. Lucky for you, we have been there and can’t wait to help you see Zermatt’s charm firsthand too!