Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt

#1 of 34 in Historic Sites in Canton of Valais
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Head to the garden of St. Mauritius Church to see Mountaineers' Cemetery, dedicated to laying to rest the spirits of mountaineers and mountain guides. Read the tombstones that tell stories of hikers who died on Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and Breithorn. Mountaineers have been ascending the peaks since 1865, starting with the Matterhorn, and many of the early pioneers paved the way but did not return. Make Mountaineers' Cemetery part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt planner.
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  • This is a very moving cemetery to visit as only by visiting it can you understand the lives (most of them very young) that have been lost in their burning ambition to conquer this mountain.  more »
  • Worth a quick visit. Could be more meaningful after visiting the Matterhorn Museum where you learn about the original group of folks and others who have reached the peak!  more »
  • There is a public park near by, it's a historical place for over 500 mountaineers memorial :) and they slept forever in peace
  • Well worth the visit. Just stand there close your eyes and imagine how they felt chasing their dreams doing the impossible

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