Mountaineers' Cemetery, Zermatt

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Head to the garden of St. Mauritius Church to see Mountaineers' Cemetery, dedicated to laying to rest the spirits of mountaineers and mountain guides. Read the tombstones that tell stories of hikers who died on Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and Breithorn. Mountaineers have been ascending the peaks since 1865, starting with the Matterhorn, and many of the early pioneers paved the way but did not return. Make Mountaineers' Cemetery part of your personalized Zermatt itinerary using our Zermatt planner.
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  • After visiting the Matterhorn Museum, we walked to the Mountaineers’ Cemetery located in the yard of St. Mauritius Church. The cemetery is a sad reminder of the many lives lost in the mountains... 
    After visiting the Matterhorn Museum, we walked to the Mountaineers’ Cemetery located in the yard of St. Mauritius Church. The cemetery is a sad reminder of the many lives lost in the mountains...  more »
  • This is a very moving cemetery to visit as only by visiting it can you understand the lives (most of them very young) that have been lost in their burning ambition to conquer this mountain. 
    This is a very moving cemetery to visit as only by visiting it can you understand the lives (most of them very young) that have been lost in their burning ambition to conquer this mountain.  more »
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  • Very well maintained. Hurts your heart. There's a bridge next to it, good place to take photos or enjoy a nice view.
  • There is a public park near by, it's a historical place for over 500 mountaineers memorial :) and they slept forever in peace

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