The highest mountain station in Europe is reached by, fittingly, the highest cableway in Europe.
Both getting there and being there are magnificent. During the ride, the views of the luscious mountains and crevasses are stunning, but they don’t compare to the landscape at the top of glaciers, mountain peaks and endless permanent snow.
To reach the Klein Matterhorn, which at 3,883 meters above sea level is the second-highest peak of the Zermatt-Cervinia ski area, first take a lift from the mountain’s base in Zermatt up to Furi, then change at Furi to continue on to Trockener Steg, where it’s necessary to change to an aerial cableway that continues to the Klein Matterhorn station built into the mountainside. The trip takes about 45 minutes.
You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world from the panoramic viewing platform, which offers a 360-degree view of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. In all, there are 38 peaks over 4,000 meters. Wow!
The Klein Matterhorn peak marks the western end of the Monte Rosa ridge. The Theodul Pass separates it from the attention-hogging, larger Matterhorn.
To reach the panoramic platform, take the elevator which is located part-way through the pedestrian tunnel. Tweet