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Mattmarksee

Mattmarksee, 3905 Saas-Almagell, Switzerland

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About Mattmarksee

The Mattmark dam, the biggest earthen dam in Europe, lies south of the Saas Valley. The reservoir, used for generating electricity, is a popular destination with visitors interested in learning technical details of its operation and who love its wild, romantic location. The lake lies at a height of 2,197 metres above sea level, between the massifs of the Rimpfischhorn and Stellihorn. The highest peak visible from the lake is the Strahlhorn


Attractions near Mattmarksee

Monte Moro Pass4.52km from Mattmarksee

The Monte Moro Pass is an Alpine pass located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It connects Saas-Almagell in the Swiss canton of Valais to Macugnaga in the Italian region of Piedmont. The pass lies at the foot of Monte Moro.  Historically the Monte Moro is an important border crossing between the valleys of Saas and Macugnaga. It is traversed by a trail and is one of the highest passes on the Monte Rosa Tour.

Mittelallalin4.93km from Mattmarksee

The highest underground funicular in the world, the metro alpin, leads to the Mittelallalin. At 3500m, the highest revolving restaurant in the world affords close-up views of the giant peaks of the Alps. Next door, visitors experience the world of glaciers firsthand in the world’s largest ice pavilion. Twenty kilometers of well-groomed summer pistes on the Fee Glacier, ski lifts, spectacular views of the highest Valais peaks, as well as the warm summer sun, make for unforgettable summer skiing.

Strahlhorn5.18km from Mattmarksee

The Strahlhorn is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, located south of Saas-Fee and east of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. It lies on the range that separates the Mattertal from the Saastal and is located approximately halfway between the Rimpfischhorn and the Schwarzberghorn.  There are three less known peaks of the same name in Switzerland. A beautiful place to spend some beautiful time.

Allalinhorn5.21km from Mattmarksee

The Allalinhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies between Zermatt and Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais and is part of the Mischabel range, which culminates at the Dom .  It was first climbed by London barrister Edward Levi Ames, a member of the Imseng family and Franz-Josef Andenmatten on 28 August 1856. One of the nice trekking area and also it offers a nice panoramic view of this area.

Alphubel7.98km from Mattmarksee

The Alphubel is a beautiful mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps. There is a 17.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Täsch, Valais, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and nature trips. The morphology of the Alphubel and its proximity to the Saas-Fee funicular makes the Alphubel one of the comparatively easier four-thousands of the Swiss Alps to climb.

Täschhorn9.6km from Mattmarksee

The Täschhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, lying south of the Dom within the Mischabel range.  The first ascent of the mountain was by John Llewelyn Davies and J. W. Hayward with guides Stefan and Johann Zumtaugwald and Peter-Josef Summermatter on 30 July 1862. It was one of the nice trekking destinations and also a nice camping area too.

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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.