From Humble Beginnings To Hot Vacation Spot – Zermatt
In Switzerland’s southwestern corner is the quaint village of Zermatt. A German speaking area that sits at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most famous of all skiing mountains. Here, you’ll find a Zermatt accommodation to fit any budget in various sizes and styles.
There are almost 6,000 permanent residents today, but in the humble beginnings of this village, it was nothing more than rural agricultural. But today however, when the weather permits, it is now the hot spot for excellent skiing conditions all year long. Avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts flock here for the outdoor experiences that only Zermatt can offer.
Zermatt Switzerland has several historic dates that are an important part of what you see today as a European vacation destination. Lauber, a Zermatt surgeon back in 1838, would be the first to open a Zermatt accommodation, The Hotel Cervie with only 3 beds. The first post office would open in 1852 and would transport mail from Zermatt to Visp and back again.
What Makes Zermatt A Vacation Destination?
Zermatt is a car-free village, but it is still convenient getting around because everything is in walking distance. Perhaps this is what lends to the charm of this quaint vacation village? Or perhaps it is the friendly, warm welcome you get from each and every resident, shop owner or Zermatt accommodation employee? No matter which of those reasons you may choose, there is no doubt that the beautiful, inspiring views of the Matterhorn are one of the reasons to vacation here.
Ski In And Ski Out
Choosing a Zermatt accommodation that offers ski in and ski out convenience is a popular choice. At these accommodations, they are fully prepared for ski equipment storage and will always have a roaring fire and popular beverages waiting. Being able to ski in the lodge you choose to stay and to ski out the next day can make your trip even more wonderful than it already will be.
Such as the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergra which is situated in the middle of one of the highest mountain ranges at 3,100 meters above sea level. Here, you will find a life that is different than what you’ll experience in the valley. It offers an unobstructed view on the west side where a visitor can soak in all of the great Matterhorn’s beauty. And the on the south side, the Monte Rosa Massif is a view that you’ll never forget.
Families Prefer Apartment Style Zermatt Accommodation
The Chalet Alm is an apartment style Zermatt Accommodation with two bedrooms and two beds in each. The living room offers a private fireplace that can warm the body and soul each evening and free WiFi allows the visitor to stay in touch with the outside world if needed. The privacy with plenty of space makes for the perfect vacation housing for a family with children.