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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Family Review of Matterhorn Glacier Palace

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.

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


Visitor Information


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

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