Destination guide

Travel to scenic Zermatt

The mountains and glaciers create a pretty picture of Zermatt. Travellers to this scenic city praise the skiing, hiking and cycling. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Zermatt

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Zermatt a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mountaineers Cemetery (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Zermatt-Furi Gondola (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sunnegga Ski Resort (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Riffelberg Express Gondola (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Matterhorn Express II Cable Car (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Furi Ski Area (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Zermatt

Zermatt is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in September, March, November or December, when snowfall averages 4339.05 inches and temperatures average -13°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Zermatt

Travellers enjoy Zermatt for its glaciers and sunrises. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Zermatt is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Matterhorn (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Unterrothorn (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Gorner Ridge (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Breithorn (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Weisshorn (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • The Dom (7.4 mi / 12 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Zermatt

The nearest airport is in Sion (SIR), located 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Zermatt Station, Riffelberg and Gornergrat Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Zermatt?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,163 holiday rentals near Zermatt. From 80 Chalets to 1,020 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Zermatt for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Zermatt?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Zermatt. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Zermatt-Furi Gondola: 622 holiday rentals
  • Sunnegga Ski Resort: 1,457 holiday rentals
  • Matterhorn: 1,557 holiday rentals
  • Zermatt (QZB-Zermatt Train Station): 1,669 holiday rentals
  • Zermatt Station: 1,662 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zermatt listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Zermatt?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 80 Chalets in Zermatt. Our other popular types of Zermatt holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,020 holiday houses
  • Houses: 46 holiday houses
  • Villas: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Zermatt?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 65 holiday homes with pool available in Zermatt. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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