Klein Matterhorn (Zermatt)

The Klein Matterhorn (Pennine Alps) is the second highest peak of the Zermatt-Cervinia ski area in Switzerland, and the end point of the highest cable car in Europe. The peak delimits the area of the Plateau Rosa glacier and is at 3,883 metres (12,740 ft), with the cable car terminal at 3,820 metres (12,533 ft).

The Klein Matterhorn is at the end of a multi-stage cable car journey from Zermatt. As of 2005, over 14 million passengers had visited since completion, an average of 560,000 per year. There is also a panoramic view platform at 3,883 m, which can be reached by elevator—located midway through the tunnel—followed by a 10 m climb up stairs. The Ice Cave ("Glacier Grotto") is just outside the tram station with a view into the glacier below.

Panorama windows, heaven-bound trip to the summit, glacier palace with sculptures and ice slide, as well as a restaurant with shop and mountain accommodation boasting environmentally friendly Minergie-P energy standards all add to this pinnacle of enjoyment.

 

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