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
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.