The hamlet of Furi (1,867 m) was once a “Maiensäss”, a high settlement where farming families lived for the summer. Today, Furi promises a whole world of family attractions, from the glacier garden to fun playgrounds.
At Furi, several attractive restaurants and a hotel invite visitors to linger. The many old buildings are authentic Walser mountain houses, barns and stores. Furi became famous, however, because of its glacier garden. The first glacier mill was discovered in 1966 by the Zermatt hotelier and nature lover Yvo Biner. The glacier garden is a relic of the last ice age.
Dossen glacier garden
Suspension footbridge, 90 m high, 100 m long
Cable car hub: gondolas of the Matterhorn Express and the Riffelberg Express
Furi chapel, “Schmerzhafte Muttergottes”
Hotel and many restaurants
Located by hiking trails and ski pistes
Holiday homes and chalets for rental
Reading “Alp- und Bergbeizli Zermatt” by Gisela Schlotterbeck, published by Weber Verlag, Thun. With portraits of 47 mountain restaurants; in German only. ISBN 978-3-906033-10-5.