Zermatt, Switzerland. Tour Guide, Winter and Summer Activities, The Matterhorn Mountain. Zermatt is a special place and easily ranks in my top 5 favorite destinations. Once there, you'll want to walk around and just bask in the awe of the Matterhorn. And take a deep breath because this is the cleanest air you'll likely inhale, since there are no cars allowed whatsoever. My girlfriend and I spent 2 nights and 3 full days in Zermatt. It's great for skiing, but also great for unwinding. If you don't ski (like us), you can find time to clear your head and relax. It did come at the right time in our itinerary after the hustle and bustle of Paris. Zermatt is beautiful, relaxing, and everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful and getting by on English is a piece of cake. Switzerland has four national languages that includes French, German, Italian, and Romansh and in Zermatt, everyone speaks English as well. This Zermatt Travel Guide will help ease your Europe planning covering when is the Best Time To Visit Zermatt, Where To Stay, Food & Drink, Things To Do & See, and where you can find the Best Photography Spots in Zermatt. In a green valley enclosed between steep mountainsides, the climbing and winter sports capital of the Valais region is also one of Switzerland's great international resorts. Zermatt is dominated by the definitive mountain, the huge and gracefully curved Matterhorn, making almost any angle a postcard view. You can't drive to Zermatt. The closest you can get by automobile is a large carpark about five kilometers from the village, to which there are shuttles by electric vehicles. Trains from Brig deposit passengers right in the village; from there, a rack railroad, funicular, and cableways lift visitors to an endless series of panoramic alpine views as well as skiing and hiking trails. Zermatt is famous for its magnificent long ski runs, with terrain for all skill levels, but it also offers outdoor sports for other seasons. There is a mountain trail for cyclists from the Winkelmatten up to the Furi, and the Zermatt Alpin Center offers expert guides for climbers year-round. Hotels, fine restaurants, and luxury spas abound in Zermatt, but summer or winter, it's the mountains that are still the prime tourist attraction.