Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

About conquest, betrayal and death

The Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis offers insight into the development of Zermatt. It shows the triumph and tragedy surrounding the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

Here one is immersed in the mountain world of past generations: One sees how the people lived in Zermatt in the 19th century and shudder at the sight of the broken rope from the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four of the seven climbers lost their lives at that time. And one looks in wonder at “Theo,” the 16th century mercenary who did not succeed in crossing the Theodul Pass.

Special exhibition:Gornergrat Railway – 125 years of fascination 

From 1 July 2023 until the 31st October 2024, museum visitors can marvel at the special exhibition "The one and only Gornergrat Railway". Various stations take visitors on an exciting journey into the past of the Gornergrat Railway. Numerous historical exhibits provide an insight into how things have changed over the past 125 years.

Gornergrat Railway – 125 years of fascination