After around 2 kilometres the trail goes above the Riffelalp Resort. The historic Grand Hotel Riffelalp used to stand here. It made a name for itself as a ‘playground for European high society’ and was where many famous guests spent time. Sadly, in 1961 a huge fire completely destroyed the main building and it was not until the end of the 1980’s that it reopened. At the turn of the millennium it was converted into the 5-star Riffelalp Resort.
The most beautiful view of the Matterhorn as well as various restaurants invite the hiker to linger. The route back follows the tram tracks of the historic Riffelberg Tramway – Europe’s highest tram line.
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Zermatt is car-free. We recommend travelling to Zermatt by public transport via Visp.
Zermatt is car-free. The Matterhorn Terminal Täsch in Täsch is a covered multi-storey car park - under one roof with the Täsch railway station, where you can change directly to the Zermatt Shuttles. We generally recommend travelling by public transport via Visp.