Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, Zermatt

4.3
#1 of 109 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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  • If in Zermatt this is worth a bit of time to observe a collection of historical materials regarding the famous Matterhorn and the people who were challenged to climb it. Also, interesting historic dis...  more »
  • We almost passed this gem. Located right on the main street, you'll find a surprisingly large museum which is discreetly located underground. Providing insight to the history, rise to mountain climbin...  more »
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  • A compact but very informative museum. Local culture and climbing history are explained well through a range of high quality exhibits.
  • Worth a visit if you're in town. The buildings they transported here give a flavour of the past and how tough life was up here in the mountains. The Matterhorn exhibit is good.
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