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 Matterhorn summer 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!

This panorama is also available in a full screen size - 642 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.

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