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Get out of the rut and into your hiking shoes – ride up to Schwarzsee with Zermatt Bergbahnen. Nothing could be easier and in no time you’ll be so close to the mythical Matterhorn you can feel its presence. Whatever the season, a trip to Schwarzsee will leave you wanting more.

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The Matterhorn glacier Trail

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You’ll find this idyllic mountain lake – which at times really does have a black surface, as its name suggests – at the foot of the Matterhorn at 2583 metres. From the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise valley station, you take the Matterhorn Express up to the Schwarzsee mountain station. The trip takes about 20 minutes, grandiose vistas included.

Once you get to the top, it’s worth looking around and taking in the view. Across Schwarzsee, with its little chapel called “Maria zum See” (Maria of the Lake), up to the imposing north wall of the Matterhorn and the famous Hörnlihütte. Or a little further, down into the pretty mountain village of Zermatt – so romantic!

Bike trail Schwarzsee-zermatt

Mountain bikers looking for a more relaxing ride should try the trail from Schwarzsee to Zermatt. The varied alpine scenery and numerous attractions and restaurants along the route provide the perfect excuse to make a couple of stops along the way.



Are you a go-getter? Then maybe a descent with a dirt scooter is just the thing for you. With friends or family, it’s a fun thing to do.


Restaurant Schwarzsee

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Summer hiking at Schwarzsee

Summertime is when you can really test out your hiking shoes. Starting from one of the most stunning vantage points in the entire Zermatt-Matterhorn resort, there are hiking trails to suit every taste. But one thing they all have in common: the magnificent Matterhorn panorama.

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Photopoints Zermatt

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Do you have any questions about your next Zermatt trip up to Schwarzsee? The team at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG will be glad to answer your questions personally.

Der Aufstieg zur HÖRNLIHÜTTE

A must for the adventurous: from Schwarzsee to Hörnlihütte

You need to be sure-footed to take on this demanding hike from the Schwarzsee mountain station to the legendary Hörnlihütte at 3'260 metres. On the Hörnliweg, you will often cross paths with climbers going up or coming down the Matterhorn and get a little taste of the sport of mountaineering.

Duration: 2.15 hrs