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ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND

Matterhorn and St. Niklaus.

This was two seperate holidays, first in October, and second the next March. Zermatt is a car free zone.
Cars must be parked at Tasch. I arrived at Zermatt station on the Matterhorn Gothard railway. While here i took the Gornergrat
mountain train, to opposite the Matterhorn, great view. The ride takes half an hour. The Museum is near the Church, and is built underground, with reconstructed houses, and the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Englishman Edward Whymper and others. The river in Zermatt is the Matter Vispa, rises in the Glaciers. Vehicles in the village are quite and battery operated. ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.....He"s  reached the summit !

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND.....He"s reached the summit !

SWITZERLAND.   Gornergat summit looking at the Matterhorn.

SWITZERLAND. Gornergat summit looking at the Matterhorn.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND...Tourists waiting to take photos of the suns ,first rays on the Matterhorn.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND...Tourists waiting to take photos of the suns ,first rays on the Matterhorn.

SWITZERLAND.   Matterhorn  mountain,  suns rays at 07-45  am.

SWITZERLAND. Matterhorn mountain, suns rays at 07-45 am.

SWITZERLAND...Matterhorn mountain suns rays at  08-15 am.

SWITZERLAND...Matterhorn mountain suns rays at 08-15 am.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND..  View while enjoying dinner in hotel.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND.. View while enjoying dinner in hotel.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND,   Lovely cafe.  Great cakes.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND, Lovely cafe. Great cakes.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND...Your carriage a waits..!...    Hotel transport.   MARCH.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND...Your carriage a waits..!... Hotel transport. MARCH.

ZERMATT  , SWITZERLAND.                MARCH.

ZERMATT , SWITZERLAND. MARCH.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND       MARCH.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND MARCH.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.      MARCH.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. MARCH.

The village of St. Niklausis is 18 km from Zermatt, 24 minutes by train.Altitude 1,130 m. Population 2,239. It is in a steep valley.
SWITZERLAND..On the train to St. Niklaus.

SWITZERLAND..On the train to St. Niklaus.

ST.  NIKLAUS,  SWITZERLAND    Near railway  station.---St. Niklaus is on the Matterhorn Gottard railway line. Between Visp and  Zermatt..   18km  from  Zermatt.   24  minutes by train.

ST. NIKLAUS, SWITZERLAND Near railway station.---St. Niklaus is on the Matterhorn Gottard railway line. Between Visp and Zermatt.. 18km from Zermatt. 24 minutes by train.

ST,  NIKLAUS,  SWITZERLAND.    Altitude 1,130m.   in a steep  valley.

ST, NIKLAUS, SWITZERLAND. Altitude 1,130m. in a steep valley.

ST. NIKLAUS,  SWITZERLAND.a village in the canton of Visp.   Population 2,239.

ST. NIKLAUS, SWITZERLAND.a village in the canton of Visp. Population 2,239.

ST,  NIKLAUS,  SWITZERLAND.   Church of St. Niklaus.

ST, NIKLAUS, SWITZERLAND. Church of St. Niklaus.

ST.  NIKLAUS,   SWITZERLAND.  First  mentioned in 1233.

ST. NIKLAUS, SWITZERLAND. First mentioned in 1233.

ST.  NIKLAUS  SWITZERLAND.   Parish church of St,. Niklaus.

ST. NIKLAUS SWITZERLAND. Parish church of St,. Niklaus.

ST, NIKLAUS,  SWITZERLAND.   Rail station.

ST, NIKLAUS, SWITZERLAND. Rail station.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.  I stayed here at the Hotel  Couronne.  Kirchstrasse  17.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND. I stayed here at the Hotel Couronne. Kirchstrasse 17.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND...View from hotel  room.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND...View from hotel room.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.    View from hotel door step.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. View from hotel door step.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.  Walk from hotel to main street ,at the church.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. Walk from hotel to main street ,at the church.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.. The river Matter Visa flows passed the hotel.  The river rises in the Glaciers.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND.. The river Matter Visa flows passed the hotel. The river rises in the Glaciers.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND..One way of getting around.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND..One way of getting around.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND   St, Mauritius  church.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND St, Mauritius church.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.  Pig,  snout on left   !.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. Pig, snout on left !.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND....Main street.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND....Main street.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.   St Mauitius  Church.built 1913.   Catholic.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND. St Mauitius Church.built 1913. Catholic.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND,, The Gemeindehaus or Town Hall in Kirchplatz.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND,, The Gemeindehaus or Town Hall in Kirchplatz.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND...On the outskirts of the village.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND...On the outskirts of the village.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND   Lauberweg.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND Lauberweg.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND   Wooden houses of Lauberweg. street.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND Wooden houses of Lauberweg. street.

ZERMATT,   SWITZERLAND...Main  street.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND...Main street.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND   Side street.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND Side street.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.. Rail station of the Matterhorn Gothard  railway. The tourist office is to  the left  out of picture.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND.. Rail station of the Matterhorn Gothard railway. The tourist office is to the left out of picture.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.....Gornergrat rail station in the village,  opposite the rail station.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND.....Gornergrat rail station in the village, opposite the rail station.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.   Metre gauge train at Zermatt station.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. Metre gauge train at Zermatt station.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.   Eating out in October.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND. Eating out in October.

DSCN3414.JPGZERMATT   SWITZERLAND,   Pub.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND, Pub.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND   Hinterdorfstrasse in the heart of the village,,,old wooden  houses, sheds, barns ,and a pub.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND Hinterdorfstrasse in the heart of the village,,,old wooden houses, sheds, barns ,and a pub.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND....Sports  shop.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND....Sports shop.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.    .Sadly a Brit and American,died climbing the Matterhorn. among others.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. .Sadly a Brit and American,died climbing the Matterhorn. among others.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND....In the underground museum .

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND....In the underground museum .

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND   Entrance to the underground  Museum.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND Entrance to the underground Museum.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND... Carving out of a tree stump.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND... Carving out of a tree stump.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND...  Electric Taxi.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND... Electric Taxi.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND.   History of first climb of the Matterhorn mountain.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND. History of first climb of the Matterhorn mountain.

ZERMATT  SWITZERLAND...River Matter.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND...River Matter.

ZERMATT   SWITZERLAND.... Hotel  room.

ZERMATT SWITZERLAND.... Hotel room.

ZERMATT,   SWITZERLAND.  Evening at Hotel Couronne.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. Evening at Hotel Couronne.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND.. Meal in Hotel Couronne.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND.. Meal in Hotel Couronne.

ZERMATT,  SWITZERLAND... Display in hotel  reception.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND... Display in hotel reception.

Two visits,first in October, second in March.

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