5 based on 3 reviews
This imposing mountain towers 14,700 feet on the Swiss-Italian border.
You can see this from a range of places in Zermatt. Hopefully you get a clear day like we did. Pretty impressive.
5 based on 37 reviews
A monument for the mountain Panorama The pedestrian suspension bridge, named after main sponsor Charles Kuonen, measures a proud 494 meters in length and stretches up to a height of 85 meters above the Grabengufer ravine in Mattertal valley. The bridge is intended to be a “monument for the mountain panorama”, whereby utmost emphasis was placed on interfering as little as possible with nature – a design that worked. The transparent construction of steel cable and wire mesh integrates perfectly into the environment. Working at a dizzying height, Swiss company swissrope finished construction of the bridge in only two and a half months by using special “assembly sleds”
The walk to the suspension bridge begins in Randa next to the train station making it easily accessible by car or by the efficient Swiss train service. There is also underground parking for 8 chf for the day at the train station.There is a tourist office very close to the Randa train station where they will give you a map, however it is the same small scale one available from the Zermatt website. You turn right walking out of the train station then take a left up through the village past the church. Just as the cobbled road comes to an end you have the choice of which way you wish to undertake the walk. Carry straight on through a meadow, (we saw a herd of 9 deer at this intersection) or turn right past some houses and the village communal bread oven. We were told that at every junction there would be paper laminated signs giving direction of travel to the bridge.We found that some of the signs were missing and the map did not give enough detail to be clear where we where. We spoke to the tourist office about this on our return and they were anxious to put it right which I feel sure they will. However we followed the signs to the Europa weg. We chose to take the route which takes you to the East side of the bridge, past the bread oven. This was a good choice as it was less steep and very beautiful through the forest, although some serious uphill walking. It took two hours to get to the bridge, you do not see it until you get there, where as the other route up ( our way back down) gives you glimpses of the bridge as you climb up through the forest. The bridge is very impressive, there is netting on each side making it feel very safe, a good hand rail on each side. It does sway,particularly as you get to the middle. You walk down to the middle and then up hill as you get closer to the other side. It is possible to pass walkers coming in the opposite direction. Walking across it certainly does give you an adrenaline rush and the views are magnificent. Having walked across the bridge the walk back down took an hour and 45 minutes. We are good walkers but would have welcomed a walking pole for the route down.We were really delighted to have walked up to the bridge and thoroughly enjoyed our day visiting Randa and their magnificent feat of engineering
4 based on 4 reviews
A cosmopolitan community makes for a lively congregation at Täsch’s Catholic church. Täsch has a very vibrant religious life. The parish community includes not only locals but many immigrants from Portugal; Masses and other services are celebrated in Portuguese as well as German.
Walking around Tasch is pleasure by itself and this church adds to it. A very small regular active church. But very beautiful. It also has a beautiful decorated cemetery in front of it. We went there on a Good Friday evening, and spend some time inside to pray quite. There is also a City hall notice board right opposite. Nice to see from a Swiss Village.
5 based on 342 reviews
We hired private lessons for 6 kids and had Nick and Linnea teach our kids for 3 hours a day for 5 days. Both teachers were kind, knowledgeable, informative and patient with the kids who ranged in age from 6 to 10. Both teachers taught...MoreHi SuziLyon, Thank you so much for the great feedback. :) Glad to hear that the kids made such a great progress! We hope that you guys come back next year, and we are looking forward to welcome you:) Best wishes from the ESKIMOS-Team
5 based on 127 reviews
European Snowsport (ES) Zermatt is a small premier snow sport school offering quality private lessons and small (6) group lessons for children. ES specilizes in offering caring, qualified and fun instructor to make your holiday as special as possible.
We have just returned from a week in Zermatt,Switzerland,we were holidaying as a large group with our two girls,age 15 yrs and 5yrs who we arranged to have ski lessons for 3 hours every morning,both our daughters had experienced dry slope skiing back home in the UK but were placed in a beginners class as it was their first time skiing on snow.
Martha our 5 year old was in Emma's group and I have to say we couldn't of wished for a better ski instructor to teach Martha,Emma always greeted her with a friendly and reassuring attitude and off Martha went,she didn't even look back,she couldn't wait to join her group of similar ages and ability.
We would often spot Martha whilst travelling above the Wolli Park on the chairlift and call out,she always would wave back at us and looked like she was having lots of fun.
Having fun was important to us as parents because being so young we didn't want Martha to have an unhappy experience(as I did as an 8 year old with an Austrian instructor who spoke no English and who took the lesson as if it was a chore to ski) time has moved on thankfully!
Emma made Martha look forward to her lesson each morning,they practised on a tiny ramp/jump,they negotiated around posts and by the end of the week Martha's confidence was "sky high". She also enjoyed the morning break for a cup of the delicious Caotina hot chocolate. From talking to Martha about her lessons she said how Emma was always so kind if she fell over or had a problem with the 'magic carpet' (the lift to get them back up to the top of the slope) There seemed to be lots of 'high fives' and team Em and Em's was born and seemed most defiantly the team to be in!...
Martha was actually quite sad when her lessons came to an end and would love Emma to teach her again should we be fortunate to return in 2019.
Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Emma especially if you have a young child,she is so good with children almost as if she has children of her own,she just gets them! Means so much because then you can leave your child whilst you go off and ski with the added confidence that they are in very safe hands.
Thank you Emma once again,you are a credit to ES Zermatt.
The Fry family.
4 based on 2 reviews
The team from the Täsch information office is on hand to ensure every stay in the destination of Zermatt–Matterhorn runs as smoothly as possible. Here, visitors can obtain information, tips and brochures to help them plan the best possible stay. The team from the Täsch information office provides advice and information on weather, accommodation and activities, and offers a range of attractive brochures. A TV with webcams gives information on trains, cable cars and lifts. The office also deals with booking enquiries. Visitors can additionally access information using iPads and the free Wi-Fi.
5 based on 1 reviews
The service centre of the municipality of Randa provides help and advice to ensure every stay in the destination of Zermatt–Matterhorn runs as smoothly as possible. The office gives practical tips, sells tickets and even souvenirs and offers a range of other services. The service centre of the municipality of Randa sells tickets for the Gornergrat cog railway and for trips in the Randa-Täsch-Zermatt region as well as ski passes and Peak Passes. The office also sells tickets for the wider public transport network including single tickets and travel passes, when booked in advance. Various souvenirs are on offer. The reliable team gives advice on all holiday matters, provides all the latest information on weather, accommodation and activities, and stocks a range of attractive brochures.
5 based on 126 reviews
Summit Ski & Snowboard School have a fantastic team of highly qualified ski and snowboard instructors. As well as wanting to share our passion for the Mountains with you, we all love teaching and we're keen help you improve your technique. Book a group or private lesson and let us help you make the most of your holiday in Zermatt.
Connie is an excellent ski instructor! She is patient, fun and full of pointers to improve your ski technique. As a beginner skier, I was timid and overwhelmed skiing at Zermatt. After four days of private lessons with Connie, I improved tremendously! On day four...MoreThanks for taking the time to leave a review for our school. We're really happy that you had such a good time with Connie. We look forward to seeing you back in Zermatt at some point in the future.
3.5 based on 2 reviews
Waterskiing in the Mountains? Of course! This is possible at Schalisee (1,428 m). There is an electric tow lift that pulls wakeboarders and waterskiers more than 100 m across the water. Those who are talented can ski as many loops as they would like to extend the ride. Furthermore there is also a little food stand offering snacks and drinks the place to be for waterskiing fans and swimmers. Waterskis, wakeboards, swimming aids and neoprene suits are included in the offer.
Called over from Tasch on a "wet" evening to find the friendly staff here hosting a beach party!
Decided I was wet anyway, so took the first timer plunge for a ten minute (& a few more, thanks Nicola) introduction to wake boarding.
Mono boarding & water skiing also available powered via an electric pulley.
Recommended and reasonably priced.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain Panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable. With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m, has been one of Switzerland’s top excursion destinations since 1898. The Gornergrat Bahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway. Today it is a modern, eco-friendly railway, equipped with a regenerative braking system that generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy. All year: •Photo subject: 29 Mountains above 4,000 m in view (Switzerland, Italy) •Shops •Restaurants: self-service and waiter-served, indoors and out •Large sun Terrace •“Bernhard von Aosta” chapel •Panoramic viewing platform Summer: •Wild ibex near the viewing platform of the station •Starting point for hikes •Sunrise trips (bookable offer) •Sunset dinners (bookable offer) •For families: “Wolli and the climate detectives” (audio guides available from Zermatt Tourism and the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway) Winter: •Dining with the stars (bookable offer) •Moonlight visit (bookable offer) •Direct access to the pistes and winter hiking paths •Highest sledging slope in Switzerland (Rotenboden 2815 m - Riffelberg 2582 m) •Igloo village on 2727 m
Starting with a chilling train ride you reach this great place which offers food and accomodation hospitality. On a sunny day you not even care about the temperature (it was minus 25° C) but you enjoy the view on the glaciers and the Matterhorn.
From there you can ski down or by sledge or just return by train. A must when you visiting Zermatt!
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