Zermatt, Klein Matterhorn - 3885m/12,780ft - 360
degree winter/spring panorama
Our view begins looking north-west to the
Matterhorn. Scroll your screen to the right to see all of this
very wide image.
Having traveled throughout the Alps and
Himalayas I have no hesitation in stating that the view from Klein Matterhorn is
on the of the finest mountain panoramas in the World. On a clear day it is
possible to see forty peaks over 4000 meters (13,000ft) elevation and 200km (130
miles) distance to the Maritime Alps close to the Mediterranean sea. As a
comparison, to stand at the top you are higher than all the highest mountains in
Austria and New Zealand.
Klein Matterhorn is easily reached year-round by spectacular
cable cars from Zermatt. Super ski runs are open from Klein
and winter. Don't forget your
sun cream, sunglasses and warm clothes!
Featured mountains in this photo are (left to right) the
Matterhorn 4478m/14,730ft, Dent Blanche 4357m, Ober Gabelhorn
4063m, Zinal Rothorn 4221m, Weisshorn 4506m, the brown Zermatt
valley at 1620m, the Dom 4546m, Taeschorn 4491m, Alphubel 4206m,
Allalinhorn 4027m, Rimpfischhorn 4199m, Strahlhorn 4190m, the
very close Breithorn 4164m, Pollux 4091m, Castor 4226m, and
turning right around over the summer snows to face west again -
a long way off is Mont Blanc (highest mountain in Europe)
4807m/15,815ft, Grand Combin 4314m, Dent d'Herens 4171m and the
Matterhorn again completes our 360!
If this image is loading too slowly, this
panorama is also available in a half screen size - 201
kb. Actual photo taken April 7th, 2000.
You can find more beautiful panoramas from other viewpoints
around Zermatt here, including a summer
view from Klein Matterhorn.