Rothorn, Zermatt

Viewed from the Rothorn summit, the Matterhorn – along with numerous other four-thousand-metre-peaks as well as impressive glaciers – presents itself at its most stunning.

The theme walk “Peak Collection” around the Restaurant Rothorn is one of a kind. This extraordinary outdoor exhibition, displaying 18 sculptures, connects visitors on an artistic level to the Alpine world of Zermatt. The world-renowned Lake Stellisee at 2,537 metres altitude reflects the iconic Matterhorn on its glassy surface and is Zermatt’s most photographed mountain lake. From Blauherd, it is only a 20-minute walk to Lake Stellisee.

  • Altitude: 3,103 m a.s.l.
  • Arrival: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, on foot or by free e-bus (green line) to the valley station Sunnegga-Rothorn
  • Travel duration to summit: 25 minutes from Zermatt
  • Attractions: Unique view of the Matterhorn, Starting point to numerous themed hiking trails (e.g. Five Lakes Walk, Path to Freedom, Flower Trail), Moonlight descent in winter
  • Special highlight: Sunrise rides including Älpler breakfast every Tuesday during summer
  • Website: Rothorn
Food & Beverages
  • Mountain restaurant “Pizzeria-Ristorante Rothorn” offering Italian specialities
  • Kiosk Blauherd for tickets, information, souvenirs, snacks and beverages
  • Catering and accommodation facilities on Fluhalp
Year-round operation, except during revision from 25 April to 01 July 2022 and from 03 October to 25 Nov 2022.
Tickets & Reservation


  • 50% discount with Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and Swiss Half Fare Card
  • No discount with Eurail / Interrail
  • Children up to their 9th birthday travel free of charge

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