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Sunnegga

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  • / Sun terrace at Sunnegga: the perfect view of the Matterhorn.
    Photo: Kurt Müller, Kurt Müller
  • / Winter hiking in Zermatt under sunny skies: Sunnegga is an ideal starting point.
  • / Wolli’s park for beginners at Sunnegga: first experiences on snow for the youngsters.
  • / Many hiking trails start at Sunnegga.
  • / Good skiers can explore the Rothorn area from Sunnegga.
    Photo: Kurt Müller, Kurt Müller
  • / Take the gondola to Blauherd.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Sunnegga is not only the starting point for many hikes, but also for fast rides by bike or Kickbike.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Take the gondola to Blauherd.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Zermatt’s popular swimming lake, the Leisee: a stone’s throw from the Sunnegga summit station.
Sunnegga (2,288 m) is heaven for families. In summer, the Leisee lake offers a refreshing dip. In winter, skiers of all ages enjoy their first sensations of sliding on snow at Wolli’s park for beginners.

The funicular ride from the valley station in Zermatt to Sunnegga takes just 4.5 minutes. The railway, fully renovated in 2013, leads up a rock tunnel through the inside of the mountain to this sunny, scenic terrace with incomparable views of the Matterhorn.

Marmots’ playground
In summer, the marmot-watching station is just a few minutes’ walk from Sunnegga, and promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family. A theme trail reveals fascinating facts about these charming mammals, which live in burrows high in the Alps.

Zermatt’s beach
In summer, families adore coming up to the crystal-clear waters of the Leisee. This is the top spot for an outdoor swim in Zermatt, complete with children’s playground and barbecue areas. Children love playing on the big raft and splashing around in the water – while adults relax and enjoy the glorious view of the Matterhorn.

Superb skiing and snowboarding
In winter, skiers and snowboarders continue on the gondolas, chairlifts and finally the cable car up to the Rothorn. This is the gateway for adventures on the sunny pistes of the whole Rothorn area. However, many return happily to the terrace of the self-service restaurant to enjoy the sunshine and the superb views of the Matterhorn.

All year

  • Photo subject: mountain panorama with view of the Matterhorn

Summer

  • Starting point for many hikes including the Five Lakes Walk
  • Kickbike descents
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Leisee lake with swimming, playground and barbecue sites
  • Marmot-watching stations

Winter

  • Wolli’s park for beginners (skiing)
  • Direct access to the ski pistes
  • Winter hiking trails
  • Snowshoe trails
  • Link to the ski pistes on the Gornergrat
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Updated: October 29, 2020

Coordinates

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46.017035, 7.770274
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46°01'01.3"N 7°46'13.0"E
UTM
32T 404808 5096675
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Routes to this place

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
9 km
2:25 h
3 m
690 m
2 km
0:30 h
0 m
73 m
7.2 km
0:45 h
152 m
821 m
10.6 km
3:45 h
600 m
600 m
5.9 km
0:35 h
29 m
320 m
6.3 km
0:15 h
0 m
493 m
1.6 km
0:10 h
2 m
290 m
13.3 km
0:25 h
6 m
1,501 m
3.8 km
1:10 h
7 m
296 m
4.6 km
0:30 h
88 m
363 m
4.6 km
1:20 h
76 m
363 m
2.5 km
0:25 h
655 m
19 m
6.2 km
1:40 h
331 m
267 m
37.7 km
16:00 h
2,363 m
1,709 m
7.1 km
2:45 h
704 m
33 m
168.2 km
58:00 h
10,696 m
10,696 m
12.1 km
1:25 h
313 m
641 m
3.7 km
2:00 h
641 m
33 m
9.8 km
2:30 h
165 m
454 m
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Sunnegga

Postfach 378
3920 Zermatt
Phone +41 27 966 01 01 Fax +41 27 966 01 00
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  • 21 Routes nearby
Top moderate
7.7 km
3:00 h
237 m
326 m

Der Winter Wonder Trail ist eine verkürzte Winterversion der beliebten 5-Seen-Wanderung im Sommer. 

from Delia Inniger,   Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Top moderate
9 km
2:25 h
3 m
690 m

Anyone visiting Zermatt for the first time will marvel at the Gourmetweg (Gourmet Path), which leads past numerous mountain restaurants with a ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top easy
2 km
0:30 h
0 m
73 m

This fairly flat winter walk leads from Sunnegga through sparse woodland to Tufteren.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
7.2 km
0:45 h
152 m
821 m

Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Hiking trail · Switzerland
5 Seen-Runde in Zermatt
Premium moderate
10.6 km
3:45 h
600 m
600 m

Eine großartige und erlebnisreiche Tour mit Weltklassepanorama oberhalb von Zermatt

20
from Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Premium
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Oberer Höhenweg Bike Tour (Nr. 30)
Top S1 easy
5.9 km
0:35 h
29 m
320 m

The majority of this route is not technically challenging, but you need a head for heights.

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
10.2 km
3:30 h
341 m
428 m

A hike from the Sunnegga passing 4 lovely alpine lakes with reflection of the Matterhorn und possibilities to have a swim. The hike goes throug a ...

1
from Delia Inniger,   Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Sunnegga Trail (Nr. F2)
Top S1 easy
6.3 km
0:15 h
0 m
493 m

Flow and fun are among the main attractions of the new Sunnegga-Trail – for beginners and pros alike. You’ll definitely want to ride it more than ...

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Cycling · Zermatt
Mountain Carts
Top easy
1.6 km
0:10 h
2 m
290 m

On three wheels down the mountain: This is the quickest tour on Mountain Carts from Blauherd to Sunnegga. This offer is definitely for anyone ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Rothorn-Zermatt Bike Tour (Nr. 22)
Top S1 easy
13.3 km
0:25 h
6 m
1,501 m

What a run! The downhill from Rothorn to Zermatt entails a vertical drop of 1,678 m. You ride on the gravel path, not the single trails.

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
3.8 km
1:10 h
7 m
296 m

This walk is a must for families, offering a chance to watch marmots close-up.

2
from Zermatt Tourimus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Blauherd-Sunnegga Bike Tour (Nr. 5)
Top S2 moderate
4.6 km
0:30 h
88 m
363 m

This route is for experienced mountain bikers. The trail is relatively easy to start with, but quickly becomes challenging. You’ll be rewarded with ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
4.6 km
1:20 h
76 m
363 m

This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many ...

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Trail running · Zermatt
Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Vertical"
Top difficult
2.5 km
0:25 h
655 m
19 m

This course represents a thrilling challenge for super-fit runners: 2.3 km long, 655 vertical metres and some tricky terrain. A race for hardened ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
6.2 km
1:40 h
331 m
267 m

The Nature Trail is a treat for body and soul. At first it leads through a forest with ancient Swiss stone pine trees, before entering the bare ...

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Multi-day hike
Europa Trail
Top difficult
37.7 km
16:00 h
2,363 m
1,709 m

The Europa Trail between Grächen and Zermatt is considered by many to be the most beautiful 2-day hike in the Alps. The views along this mountain ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
7.1 km
2:45 h
704 m
33 m

Climbing from the centre of the village of Zermatt up into the mountain sunshine, under one’s own steam - that’s the essence of this bracing hike.

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top difficult
168.2 km
58:00 h
10,696 m
10,696 m

This tour around the Monte Rosa massif is one of the finest long-distance hikes in the Alps. Requirements: fitness and stamina.

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
4 Lakes Bike Tour (Nr. 29)
Top S0 easy
12.1 km
1:25 h
313 m
641 m

From Blauherd station, the route goes down to the four mountain lakes: Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee and Moosjisee. Each of the four lakes has ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
3.7 km
2:00 h
641 m
33 m

This Zermatt walk is a wintery idyll, offering sunshine, the romance of the forest, snow-capped peaks, gastronomic treats and a breathtaking view.

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Top moderate
9.8 km
2:30 h
165 m
454 m

The 5 Lakes Walk  is in a class of its own among hikes in the Zermatt mountains. The views of the mountain lakes are superb (with the Matterhorn ...

4
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
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