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Schwarzsee - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Schwarzsee, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

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About Schwarzsee

The Schwarzsee is a small lake near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below the Matterhorn next to the mountain ridge and to the cable car station of the same name at an elevation of 2,552 m. Its surface area is 0.5 ha. A chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows – the chapel Maria zum Schnee – lies on the edge of the lake. It can be reached by cable car from Zermatt. Tou can spend some nice time there and can experience this picturesque location and its climate.


Attractions Near Schwarzsee

Trockener Steg
Trockener Steg2.43km from Schwarzsee

Trockener Steg is a minor prominence in the area between the Matterhorn and the Breithorn, south of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. It lies at a height of 2,939 metres above sea level, near the front of the Upper Theodul Glacier. A cable car station lies on the summit and gives access to the Klein Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Glacier
Matterhorn Glacier3.83km from Schwarzsee

The Matterhorn Glacier is a glacier of the Pennine Alps, also the highest cable car station in Europe, with its new restaurant, The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France, and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. The glacier lies within the basin of the Zmutt Glacier.

Matterhorn
Matterhorn4.06km from Schwarzsee

The Matterhorn Region or canton of “Valais” is located in Southwestern Switzerland and is home to the most famous mountain in the world. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais. It remained unclimbed after most of the other great Alpine peaks had been attained and became the subject of an international competition for the summit. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn, making it one of the deadliest peaks in the world.

Riffelsee
Riffelsee4.35km from Schwarzsee

Riffelsee is an alpine lake above the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It lies below the Riffelhorn at an elevation of 2757 m, and has a surface area of 0.45 ha. The lake can be reached from the Rotenboden railway station on the Gornergratbahn mountain railway. One of the beautiful area to spend some leisure time and also trekking is possible here. swimming and fishing is possible here.

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis4.44km from Schwarzsee

The Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt is a cultural-natural museum whose main theme is the Matterhorn. The museum is in the form of a reconstituted mountain village consisting of 14 houses, and relates the history and development of tourism in the Zermatt area, including the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party. The museum displays one of the two stones that Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-61 mission in

Gornergrat Railway
Gornergrat Railway4.9km from Schwarzsee

The Gornergrat Railway is a mountain rack railway, located in the Swiss canton of Valais. It links the resort village of Zermatt, situated at 1,604 m above mean sea level, to the summit of the Gornergrat. The Gornergrat railway station is situated at an altitude of 3,089 m, which makes the Gornergrat Railway the second highest railway in Europe after the Jungfrau, and the highest open-air railway on the continent. The line opened in 1898 and was the first electric rack railway to be built in Swi

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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.

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