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Glacier Palace in Glacier Paradise, little Matterhorn, Switzerland
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Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt, Switzerland | Source
Zermatt, Horse-drawn sleigh ride, Switzerland
Zermatt, Horse-drawn sleigh ride, Switzerland | Source
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Background view of Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama while riding the gondola to Glacier Paradise, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Crevasse, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Ice sculpture, Glacier Palace, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Glacier Palace, Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Glacier Palace Ice Chapel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Chapel, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Chapel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Chapel, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Chapel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
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Glacier Palace Ice Slide Ride, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Slide Ride, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Slide Exit, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Slide Exit, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Slide Exit, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Slide Exit, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel and Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel and Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel and Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel and Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Sculpture, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Crystals, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Palace Ice Tunnel, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Attention!!!Crevasses!!
Attention!!!Crevasses!! | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Glacier Paradise, Alpine Panorama, Lady Matterhorn, Switzerland
Glacier Paradise, Alpine Panorama, Lady Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Crevasses, Glacier Alpine, Matterhorn, Zwitzerland
Crevasses, Glacier Alpine, Matterhorn, Zwitzerland | Source
Crevasses, Glacier Alpine, Matterhorn, Zwitzerland
Crevasses, Glacier Alpine, Matterhorn, Zwitzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn Cable Car, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn Cable Car, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland
Going down to Trockener Steg, Alpine Panorama, Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Benda in Trockener Steg Station with backview of Lady Matterhorn, Switzerland
Benda in Trockener Steg Station with backview of Lady Matterhorn, Switzerland | Source
Going down to Riffelberg Gondola Station viewing Zermatt, Switzerland
Going down to Riffelberg Gondola Station viewing Zermatt, Switzerland | Source

Going to Glacier Palace

It was in the month of December when i and my family spontaneously spent our Christmas winter holiday for a week in Täsch.

Finding an apartment in Zermatt is difficult to get at this high season, so we rented an apartment in a hotel complex in Täsch with wellness and spa accommodation.

Täsch is just a few minutes ride with a shuttle train to Zermatt. The big vehicle station parking area is intended for all visitors and tourist to park and ride on a train from Täsch to Zermatt.

Zermatt is a free vehicle city with only electro taxis operating. It has several gondola rail stations for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and center point of many winter and summer activities.

We were so lucky having 4 warm sunny days like spring weather in the month of December. Our last 3 days were gray with snow storms spending our time in the inside pool, training center, table tennis, an option is also taking a sauna or solarium.

The third day of our holiday, my daughter and her boyfriend went snowboarding in Sunnegga ski station.

From Zermat, my husband, my son and i took the europes' highest altitude railway station to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The six seats gondola Matterhorn Express from Zermatt to Trockener Steg is about 25 minutes, then we made a change ride with a cable car to Glacier Paradise. The whole ride took us about 40 minutes reaching the peak station.

Upon arriving we spent a few minutes taking a cup of coffee, warm choco milk in the restaurant, an altitude of 3'883 meters with a magnificent view of the Swiss, French, Italian alpine mountains. This is the starting point to hike across the glacier or climb the Breithorn at 4'000 meters. Watch out for crevasses!!!

The Glacier Paradise is the peak of the international ski area. A great place for summer (largest in Europe) and winter skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain climbing with several stations open 300 days a year.

Montblanc, the highest alp mountain and the Lady Matterhorn is so near to admire. We were almost in the Italian territory.

My husband and my son had to take a deep breath because of the altitude. The air is so thin we rather take time and relax.

The entrance of the Glacier Palace is reach through 2 elevators 15 meters underground from the glacier surface. The elevators are just adjuscent to the restaurant located in the peak station of the little Matterhorn.

We passed through a long ice tunnel, as we observed several amazing, mystical ice crystal forms, the spectacular crevasses, the ice sculptures with colorful lightings, my son enjoyed a short glacier ride, the beautiful ice chapel, the wonder of nature, the glacier world.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wow! It sounds as though your had a great time. I have spend some time in a swiss mountain it was so long ago, the wealthy people ski there but I can't remember the name. Voted your hub up and awesome.


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carolp 4 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks for your comment writer20. Maybe you have been in St. Moritz or Gstaad.


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H P Roychoudhury 4 years ago from Guwahati, India

The place is wonderful, your visit is also wonderful.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Thank you, it was St. Moritz.


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carolp 4 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thank you H P Roychoudhury. Yes the place is so wonderful. I love snow and the Glaciers are amazing.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Your photos are fabulous, it sounds like a wonderful visit, thank you for sharing.


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carolp 4 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks for dropping by Movie Master. It was indeed a wonderful winter sunny day and great excursions enjoying the nature.


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The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

I love your pictures and details of your travels. My husband and I were enjoying them together. If my health gets settled down Switzerland will be on my bucket list. So beautiful, thank you for sharing. In a small way I can travel through your amazing pictures and writing. Blessing Kathy


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carolp 4 years ago from Switzerland Author

Hello The Stages Of ME, i hope for your good health and soon could visit Switzerland.

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