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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Excursion

Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 from 128 reviews.
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At a breezy 3,883 meters, you will find Europe’s highest cableway and mountain station. Want to go even higher up? The summit elevator will bring you up to the viewing platform, offering a 360° panoramic view that includes 38 giant alpine mountains. A visit to the world’s highest glacier palace will make this excursion an unforgettable experience.


  • Explore the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise with an impressive cable car ride across the glacier.

  • Soak in breathtaking views from above the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

  • Witness the wonderful Glacier Palace that sits in the heart of the eternal ice.

  • Gain knowledge about Zermatt by visiting the cinema lounge and discovering the alpine world.


  • Return trip to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

  • Access to the viewing platform and the Cinema Lounge

  • Admission to the 3S InfoCube

  • Bike Transport to Trockener Steg

  • Local Bus facility


  • Crystal Ride

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

128 Ratings
Barbara Finni Hämmerle


Oct, 2023
Very friendly, helpful staff, great transportation. Enough time to linger, marvel and enjoy.
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Goldy Dhaliwal


Sep, 2023
The glacier paradise excursion was amazing. The cable car takes you very high up. Along the way we stopped at Trockener steg and did the beautiful hike to the river. From here you can get amazing pictures of the Matterhorn mirrored in the lake. From the hike, you can see the Matterhorn very up close. Then we went further up to the glacier paradise stop where they have a ice palace with stunning ice sculptures and of course the panoramic view from the top. The tickets were easy to use in terms or getting on and off the cable car. This excursion is worth it. I did not however do the Gorgergrot excursion so I can't compare in terms of which is better.
Francisco Ruiz Guinot


Aug, 2023
Excursión de día completo. Se debe llevar abrigo, incluso en verano. Puedes parar en cualquier estación del camino y disfrutar de los paisajes. Las instalaciones son muy correctas y vale la pena pasar media jornada de tu viaje disfrutándolas.
Virginia Mattos Thoma Martins


Jul, 2023
An unforgettable ride, being close to the Matterhorn Mountain was an amazing experience. Easy to understand how the route works. Many photos to stay in our memory. Thank you.
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Pinel Amandine


Jul, 2023
A great experience, we came to celebrate my 30th birthday at the summit and it was an unforgettable experience. Magnificent mountains with breathtaking views. Many thanks
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Begin your adventure at the Zermatt-Matterhorn valley station. In no time, get to Europe’s highest mountain station – the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise!

Pass through lush green meadows and enchanting forests as the landscape gradually transforms into impressive moraines and stones made of ice and glaciers, the Trockerner Steg. Here, get into the 3S cable car and transport yourself up the mountain where you can enjoy spectacular views and heated seats as you cross the Theodul Glacier.

On visiting the summit, go up the viewing platform. You will be awestruck by the 38 alpine giants of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps. Once you reach the cinema lounge, you can watch movies based on mountaineering, the lift facilities, the local flora and fauna, and more.

Important Information:

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes on this cable car ride.

  • Wear warm clothing as it tends to get pretty chilly at the top.

  • For health reasons (altitude sickness), children aged 3 and under are not transported on the installations between Tr. Steg and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.


  • Daily: 8am to 4pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the printed voucher with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction on time. The cable car is operative with departure every few minutes. Bring a valid photo ID proof for verification.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Valley station.

  • Address: 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Zermatt, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the pick up point.

  • Board buses from “green line” to get there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Zermatt. It is a quick 20-minute walk to the Pick up point.
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