The Matterhorn is a symbol for the Alps and for Switzerland. At 4,478 metres, it is the highest mountain in the Alps and has a long history dating back to the 19th century. Since then, many mountaineers have dared to climb to the top of the Matterhorn and face the challenges of the mountain. In the region around the mountain, you will find untouched nature, rich flora and fauna and spectacular landscapes. The mountain is part of the Matterhorn area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can hike on countless trails through the mountains and experience the beauty of the Alps.