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Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Zermatt June 6th 2006

Breakfasted in Sion – felt rough – a bad nights sleep coughing and spluttering. My nose could give Rudolf a run for his money. Why is it you always feel far worse when you are away from home. Hankies in pocket, dosed up on Lemsip and Paracetamol went down for breakfast before leaving the French speaking side of Switzerland for Zermatt in the German speaking part. Zermatt is a famous skiing and mountaineering destination with chair lifts and cable cars climbing to the high mountains. It is also the terminus of the station from where the spectacular rack and pinion Gornergratbahn rises high above the town on its journey into the mountains. It is the highest open air railway in Europe. Everything in Switzerland runs like clockwork. The car park runs perfectly with perfectly parked cars ... read more
The station at the top of the mountain
View to the Matterhorn
The driver

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Zermatt October 22nd 2005

After our expedition up the Matterhorn, we walked around the village of Zermatt. There is a glacial river running through the center of town with hills rising on either side dotted with chalets. There are no street addresses, so you just have to follow signs at the intersections and wind your way uphill and around corners to find anything. To get to some of the hotels, you enter a tunnel alongside the river then ascend an elevator 5 stories to the lobby. The tunnels are lined with rooms for ski storage. The main street is cobblestone. It was here that we found Grampi's restaurant for dinner, serving Swiss-Italian cuisine at reasonable prices. Afterwards, we stopped into a pub with free Wi-Fi to check some email and grab a hot cocoa. The band on stage wasn't half ... read more
Chalet Valaisan
Nice View
Electric Car




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