View of the Matterhorn
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Exploring Zermatt

View of the Matterhorn
Views of the Matterhorn have been known to stir the mountain climber in many tourists. Though surrounding peaks may seem forbidding, they are surprisingly accessible by a network of railways, lifts and cable cars. (FRANK S. BATHIS)
Two picture-perfect Saint Bernards
Two picture-perfect Saint Bernards pose for tourists at the last stop of the Gornergrat train. (SUSAN SPANO / LAT)
The Matterhorn
The Matterhorn towers over the final stop of the Gornergrat railway. The area is a mountain walker’s and skier’s paradise, where snow clings at high altitude year-round. (LARRY ULRICH)
Fondue and soft cheeses are a staple in Switzerland.
Fondue and soft cheeses are a staple in Switzerland. On the breakfast buffet, you may find muesli, fruit, hard-boiled eggs, meats and pastry. (SUSAN SPANO / LAT)
Cars are not permitted in Zermatt.
Cars are not permitted in Zermatt, where signs are in German, although the town is near French-speaking Switzerland. (SUSAN SPANO / LAT)
Hinterdorf Street in central Zermatt
Hinterdorf Street in central Zermatt is lined with traditional larchwood stadels, or stalls. (SUSAN SPANO / LAT)
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