Posts about Matterhorn / Monte Cervino / Mont Cervin

The Matterhorn is quite likely to be the most photographed mountain in the world, and it’s arguably one of the most famous ones. It sits on the watershed border between Switzerland and Italy and at 4,478 metres, is one of the highest peaks in the Alps.

  • The Belt of Venus

    Before dawn in autumn and winter on a clear day, where there is moisture or minutely-fine dust in the air, early risers get to see the Belt of Venus. The pink colouration at around 10°-20° above the horizon is caused by the scattered, reflected light of the sun hitting minute dust particles in the west, […]

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  • Sunrise over the Matterhorn

    Catching the first train from Zermatt onto the mountain and photographing the most well-known peak in Switzerland.

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  • The draw of the Hörnlihütte

    Itching to visit the historic Hörnlihütte in Zermatt.

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  • Riffelsee to Riffelalp, Zermatt

    Before the proper snow arrived at the start of this year’s winter season, we visited Zermatt and visited the famous, much-photographed view of the Matterhorn from Riffelsee.

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  • Die Bergretter – Air Zermatt

    Die Bergretter – Air Zermatt

    Fast anderthalb Stunden in Begleitung der «Rotbiene»: der Rettungsdienst von Air Zermatt rund ums Matterhorn. Wenn ich mit 28 mit mehr Geld im Konto in die Schweiz gekommen wäre, wäre ich Helikopterpilot geworden. Weil meine Geschichte diesen Weg nicht folgte, muss ich mich mit ein paar Touristenflüge pro Jahrzehnt und das Zuschauen von solchen Dokumentarfilmen zurecht finden.

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  • Mountains of Valais

    Mountains of Valais

    A wonderful time-lapse sequence from the southern borders with Italy, ranging from the Nufenen Pass to Zermatt and the Matterhorn. Film maker Christian Mülhauser writes: Through fog, rain, snow and even wind gusts of up to 120 km/h I am happy to have completed this project. Mountains of Valais is by far my most time […]

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  • Back in Zermatt

    Zermatt is one of the Swiss destinations most well-known outside Switzerland, thanks mainly to its proximity to the Matterhorn, probably the most famous mountain in the country.

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