This is the world's highest glacier palace and features ice sculptures and cavernous rooms carved out of the glacier. Guests can learn about the creation of the palace.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The Matterhorn is one of the most recognized mountains in the world, and it has on its glacier what is billed as "the world's highest glacier palace." A palace in this case is an ice cave or grotto 15 meters below the glacier surface.
  • To get to the palace, you take the Matterhorn Express cable railway from Zermatt up to the Furi station, then a cable car to the next stop where there's a restaurant. A second cable car transports you to the glacier at 3,883 meters. All told, the journey up takes about 40 minutes and the ride is a destination in itself.
  • Views from the glacier's viewing platform are 360-degrees of some 38 4,000-meter peaks. Beneath the glacier is the palace or grotto, a frozen wonderland with lighting, music, and evocative ice sculptures that make it seem otherworldly. There's also information on glaciology. Admission to the grotto itself is free.

At the top of the Matterhorn glacier, high above Zermatt
Parking: 9am-3:45pm
Price: Free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 41 (0)27 966 01 01
Fax: 41 (0)27 966 01 00
Price Information: Free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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