MuseumMatterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis: EDWARD WHYMPER TOUR
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The Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis offers insight into the development of Zermatt. It shows the triumph and tragedy surrounding the first ascent of the Matterhorn.
A subterranean world opens up underground under the glass dome adjacent to the village church: Zermatlantis. You enter rooms as they looked in days gone by in Zermatt. Experience how the people of the poor farming village tried to ward off the forces of nature with God’s help. How mountaineers conquered the surrounding mountains and 4000-metre peaks and how the fatal fall of four climbers on the first ascent of the Matterhorn changed life in Zermatt for ever. Experience the myth of Zermatt and the Matterhorn for yourself through state-of-the-art presentation techniques. The farming village that became a worldfamous holiday resort. And you can’t say that you’ve really been
to Zermatt until you have gazed at the original torn rope from the first ascent.
A world from the past has been excavated, a forgotten village reappears. Visit the old houses, immerse yourself in the world of mountain farming families, mules, mountain guides and the very
first tourists. Experience here how the inhabitants of Zermatt lived in 19th century, when there were no mountain railways and ski lifts, and the first English mountaineers arrived in the village.
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