ZERMATT & THE MATTERHORN
This mountain ski town is truly beautiful and also relaxing because life slows down without cars. That’s right! Public transportation consists of horse-drawn carriage or electric car. To prevent air pollution, which could obscure the town’s view of the Matterhorn, the entire town is a combustion-engine car-free zone. Almost all vehicles in Zermatt are battery driven and almost completely silent.
Zermatt is a starting point for hikes into the mountains, including the Haute Route that leads to Chamonix in France and the Patrouille des Glaciers. Cable cars and chair lifts carry skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer.
August 15, 2015
February 19, 2015
May 13, 2014