The towering Matterhorn, Europe's most iconic peak, rises above the breathtaking Alpine panorama at 4,478 meters. This natural swiss landmark is located on the border of the Valais in western Switzerland, between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Breuil-Cervinia, and is a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking peace and silence. The Matterhorn's symmetric pyramid shape, the stony teeth reaching for the sky, and light reflections from the surrounding Stellisee combine a one-of-a-kind natural spectacle in Zermatt.
For a long time, the Matterhorn was thought to be too hard to climb. Edward Whymper, a British climber, as well as three mountain guides and three more Englishmen reached the summit on July 14, 1865. Unfortunately only three people made it out alive.
Today many hike and bike trails make it a fantastic scenery to marvel this landmark.