At a glance
Marvel at the Matterhorn mountain
Admire crystalline waters and rugged rock faces at Gorner Gorge
Hike the trails of 5-Seenweg to an electric-blue lake
Top things to See and Do in Zermatt
Wander down the Bahnhofstrasse for a truly memorable shopping experience. You'll stumble across an amazing variety of traditional products like Swiss army knives and cuckoo clocks, amongst clothing and fragrances in the 316 shops. If you're a chocolate fan, make sure you pay a visit to the wonderful Lindt or Boite à Chocolat stores.
Like most Swiss towns, you'll find one or two prestigious watch makers in Zermatt - Omega and Swatch are just a couple of brands present in the resort. Designer shops aren't rare either, but if you fancy more choice, you can jump on a train to Interlaken or Montreux.
Zermatt's Alpine setting makes laid-back evenings easy - a glass of wine and mountain views are the perfect combination for end-of-the-day relaxation. The Beau Site Piano Bar is the best place for this with its panoramic terrace, stylish lounge, wide selection of drinks and soothing piano music.
With 60 bars and clubs, Zermatt has all you need to let your hair down. Alex's Cocktail Bar and Sunset Bar are a couple of pre-drink choices, while the Broken Bar Disco is your late-night venue. It's a legendary nightclub in the Alps, renowned for its famous barrel that partygoers must have a go at dancing on.
If you’re a real foodie, Zermatt is the place to be. From high-quality mountain restaurants to artisan food stores and cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, you’ll never run out of things to try. You won’t be limited to just Swiss food either – you’ll find restaurants serving Japanese, American, Indian and Turkish dishes too. There are restaurants dotted about all over the place, on both sides of the river.
Panoramic views at Restaurant Chez Vrony
On the mountain is Restaurant Chez Vrony, a gourmet restaurant with lots of character. It’s an ideal spot for lunch, with fantastic views and an extensive menu.
Years of experience at Restaurant du Pont
At the bottom of the Oberdorfstrasse is Zermatt’s oldest restaurant, Restaurant du Pont. It has a great reputation for cheese, so you can definitely get your fill of fondue and raclette here.
Healthy nosh at Snowboat
In a nice location near the Sunnegga funicular is Snowboat, a beautifully designed restaurant that prepares healthy and filling international dishes. The locals are always popping in to say hello, and they occasionally have live music to accompany their tasty cocktails.