The Matterhorn, the ultimate mountain… This trail explores its many facets: its physical origins, its stories and legends, its very essence.
All kinds of stories are told about the Matterhorn: folk talks, legends, amusing anecdotes… This trail, which presents the world-famous mountain from quite close up, features a series of information panels that cover many different aspects of the iconic peak.
Did you know that the Matterhorn was made by giants from Valtournenche? Or that there were once plans to build a lift to the summit of the Matterhorn (see literature note)? Carved wooden sculptures beautifully depict different themes and stories.
Stafel cheese dairy: visitors can buy cheese and Ziger soft cheese on the spot in summer. The alpine meadow, with its simple benches and tables, is a good place to stop for refreshments.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).