Switzerland
Zermatt

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  • Day5

    Klettersteig..."Opfer" müssen sein

    July 5, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Was macht man wenn einem die Bergtour vom Vortag noch so richtig in den Knochen steckt?....Jawooooohl...Klettersteigsets, Helme, Handschuhe und das ganze Gerödel einpacken, mit dem Zug nach Zermatt fahren und sich ins nächste Abenteuer stürzen. Mammut Klettersteig "Schweifinen".....ääähm neee, neee, nicht gleich die schwerste Route 😅. Also das "A" auf den Rücken/Rucksack gepappt und los geht's. ...wieder bergauf...hatten wir gestern zur Genüge....aber wer mutig sein will muss da hoch 💪💪 Einstieg auf 1608 m, höchster Punkt des Klettersteigs, Route A auf 1925 m. Erstes Drittel und plötzlich geht's nicht vor und nicht zurück 🤣. Ein Hinweis von meinem Motivator und dann geht's ja doch irgendwie 🤦‍♀️. Typisch Anfänger, null Ahnung.
    Man munkelt es soll einen umwerfend schönen Blick auf Zermatt umliegende Berglandschaft haben...wenn man es erst mal geschafft hat. Und das haben wir. Dann geht's wieder hinab Richtung da wo wir hergekommen sind. 1,5 Stunden ordentlich gerackt in den Bergen, die zarten Bürohändchen sind nix gewohnt und es zeigen sich erste Ermüdungserscheinungen in Form von Blasen an den Fingern. Aber heeee..ein Indianer kennt keinen Schmerz und gejammert wird nicht 😉.
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  • Day2

    Was für ein Träumli

    November 30, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    Früh morgens geht es los. Bereits um 8 Uhr stehen wir an der Haltestelle. Das Testcenter an der Mittelstation Trockener Steg ist das professionellste, was ich je erlebt habe. In kürzester Zeit werden Unmengen von Kunden mit guter Beratung durchgeschleust. Das Wetter ist eisig und klar,kein Wölkchen am Himmel und die Sonne lacht. Wir fahren beschwingt die Pisten ab und tauschen mehrmals die Ski. Ein phantastischer Tag nimmt sein Ende in der Apresski bar:)Read more

  • Day1

    Anreise

    November 29, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Dank Andrea und Andreas kommen wir zu diesem tollen Event. Die Anteise ist beschwerlich und lang, doch angekommen,fühlen wir uns wie im Märchenwald. Es war eisig kalt und schneit,das Stadtbild ist zauberhaft weihnachtlich und ergreifend. Ich hätte nicht gedacht,dass ich nur 2 Wochen nach der Rückkehr aus Thailand so in diese andere Welt eintauchen kann.Read more

  • Day2

    Ankunft in Zermatt

    July 1, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Die letzte Stunde im Zug von Visp ist ein Japan-Klischee, das wahr geworden ist. Dafür empfängt uns eine Stadt, die entzückender scheint als ihr Ruf, die Halbschuhtouristen sind vermutlich in die nächste Bahn gen Matterhorn gestiegen.
    Wir geniessen unseren Tag und einen Bergmagneten.
    Das Matterhorn ist schon ein unglaublicher Berg.Read more

  • Day13

    Zermatt

    June 20, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Our last day in this glorious place, we check out tomorrow to head to our next stop - Lake Como for a week. The weather continues it's stellar performance of European Summer. Today was a carbon copy of yesterday - perfect blue skies, 30 degrees. We headed up into the mountains today on a fernicular cog train (I'm certain that'll mean something to someone). It was quite a trip. Beautiful alpine scenery the whole way - meadows to conifer forest to above the snow line rock and scree slopes. The views from the top were certainly impressive judging by the number of selfie sticks in operation.

    I'm sitting in our room typing this and have the door open to our balcony ....this is not a lie....someone is playing a piano accordion. Could anything say "Swiss mountains" more than that? Maybe an encore performance by Julie Andrews in her apron eating chocolate. The tourist shops here are a heady combination of walking boots, chocolate and red cows bells. We used our hotel's lift to its short-cut underground tunnel to the village today. I'm glad I'm mostly desensitised to tunnels now.

    Spent the afternoon wandering around the old town of Zermatt waiting to go to my doctors appointment - feeling sicker by the day. The old town is quite interesting - buildings preserved that were built in the 1600's. Getting sick in Switzerland puts a really hard hit on the wallet. Have just spent over $200 seeing a doctor and getting drugs to fix my sinus and chest infection. I think Roger is secretly enjoying it - I can barely talk.

    About to go to our hotels outdoor terrace bar for drinks while savouring the views of the Matterhorn. Am looking forward to the change of scenery tomorrow - Swiss mountains and lake to Italian mountains and lake......I'm sure the gin'll be the same. Won't miss the knee slappin' sound of that accordion.
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  • Day12

    Zermatt

    June 19, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Well, now I really feel like I'm on holiday...I am sitting on a hotel terrace in the Swiss Alps, its 35 degrees, I'm looking across at the Matterhorn while I'm waiting for my G&T. Seriously, does it get any better? We arrived by train from Tasch, having left the car there, as there are no cars in Zermatt. Zermatt is predominately an alpine ski village sitting at about 1700 metres. It is really very spectacular country. While I'm sitting here there are hang gliders all around us. Our hotel is one of the highest in the village and has an underground lift to get to the village, avoiding a pretty steep climb. This is where our day ended. It started in Geneva with us picking up the car up at the airport, a fairly trouble free process. We were collected by the Peugeot rep and taken to there depot to get the car and along the way there was a minor road range incident between our driver another who decided to just stop driving. There was much aggressive shouting in French ending with our driver uttering the only words we could understand...fucking idiot. I feel I am pretty well accustomed to this European driving now. It took all of about 5 minutes to get the brain switch happening from left to right. It was however a reasonably "big" first day of driving...about 230k's. We stopped for lunch at Martigny and had a quick look at some roman ruins before driving on.
    Dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant was interesting. We were shown to our table and told that the kitchen stove wasn't working and that we could have chicken or chicken, or anything else on the menu that was cold. We had chicken.
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  • Day47

    Zermatt

    July 26, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Zermatt is at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region .

    Zermatt is a car free village and so much packed into a very small area.

    We unpacked and went for a walk, it is a small village but heaps to see.

  • Day47

    Old Town Zermatt

    July 26, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Zermatt even though small still has an old town Old Village which has about 30 buildings constructed in the traditional style of the barns and stores . Many sit on flat stone slabs balanced on stilts to keep out mice.

  • Day48

    Cog Train

    July 27, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    This morning we are going on the cog train up the mountain.

    The train is the highest open-air cog railway which takes passengers from Zermatt station 1,620 m to the summit of the Gornergrat, 365 days a year. The ride takes 33 minutes and requires a vertical climb of 1,469 m.

    The Gornergrat Bahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway.Read more

  • Day35

    Lyon to Zermatt

    July 2, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Spent most of the day taking 3 trains -Lyon to Geneve, Geneve to Visp, and Visp to Zermatt which is a cog railway. On the stretch from Martigny to Visp we could see from the trees that there was a howling westerly wind blowing. We plan to ride back that way, but if that wind is still blowing we will be on the train!
    Arrived at Zermatt, around 5pm. The crowded streets were unbelievable, especially the large groups of Asian tourists. Our Hotel Garni,Tannenhof, is central and comfy.
    Walking around town, we absorbed the thought - the word on the street was that the Matt was visible - that now was the time to head up to the terrace at the top end of town. The Matterhorn was in full sun! And there it was, looking magnificent. Apparently, it is often shrouded in cloud.
    We still needed to replace a few things that were stolen, most urgently a small reasonably packable backpack. Zermatt has lots of very expensive outdoor shops, but we found one with a very suitable Salomon Trail 10 in the sale basket for half price.
    Minestrone soup at Hotel Monte Rosa for dinner rounded out the evening.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Zermatt, زيرمات, Цермат, زرمات, Prât-Borgno, צרמט, QZB, ツェルマット, ცერმატი, Церматт, 체르마트, Pratobornum, 3920, 采尔马特

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