Zermatt, the picturesque mountain village at the foot of the world-famous Matterhorn. Zermatt Town offers a fascinating and rich variety of mountain view romance all year round, everything packed into this very small town area makes you feel very special when you taking a walk through a romantic corner of the old village.
Trip in April 2011 | €1 = MYR4.12
We supposed to take flight from Paris to Geneve, but we missed the flight. Then we had to catch a train directly to Zermatt. Sigh.., we missed the Geneve but we’re grateful got a chance to stepped our foot on Zermatt Town. Can’t describe how beautiful this town is.
Day 1 – Paris – Zermatt | 25 April 2011
Since we missed our flight which mean we wasted some money where we can’t get any refund from the airline company. It was EasyJET flight cost at €127.48 for 2 adults. We had to choose alternative transportation, high-speed train traveling from Gare de Lyon, Paris, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. Fare per person was €127.
Before we boarded the train, we takeaway packed lunch at €12 and having it in the train. We arrived at Zermatt very late afternoon, around 6pm. Checked-in to the hotel and we went out to get something to eat and walk around this small town.
Hotel: Le Petit Hotel
Cost for 2 nights: RM720.00 (CHF220)
The town of Zermatt, while dense, is geographically small. There are three main streets which run along the banks of the Matter Vispa, and numerous cross-streets, especially around the station and the church which forms the centre of Zermatt. In general anything is at most a thirty-minute walk away.
The day is getting darker, Zermatt town become a death town. Very quiet and everyone are leaving to their home. Same goes to us, nothing to do and see during night time, better to rest early for tomorrow activity.
Day 2 – Zermatt, Switzerland | 26 April 2011
Early morning we had in-house breakfast. Le Petit hotel served quite basic breakfast buffet menu but it’s delicious.
Zermatt is known throughout the world for its skiing. The high altitude results in consistent skiing continuously throughout the summer. Skiing in Zermatt is split up into four areas: Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee.
Today’s we heading to Gornergrat, The Gornergrat is served by the Gornergrat railway, a 29-minute ride to the Gornergrat peak (3,089 m), via Riffelalp, Rotenboden and Riffelberg, (with limited stops at Findelbach and Landtunnel just above Zermatt). We bought the train ticket for 2 person at MYR377.44.
The Gornergrat is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable.
At the summit station on the Gornergrat, you can find Europe’s highest-altitude hotel: the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat. The hotel and restaurant have been refurbished and accommodate a shopping centre. Riffelalp station is linked to Riffelalp Resort by a short tramway line named Riffelalptram.
Day 3 – Zermatt – Milan, Italy | 27 april 2011
All photos will be uploaded from time to time.
Train: Paris to Zermatt – €127 per person one-way