Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town's touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world's most famous mountain. The vacation destination is a car-free zone and has preserved its original character by offering nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.

Zermatt is also famous as it is the starting point for the world famous panoramic train Glacier Express which is often called as The Slowest Express Train in the world.

Famous excursion from here include Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Gornergrat etc.