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Viewpoint Riffelalp

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The Riffelalp Resort Park is located very near to Riffelalp station. From the park it is possible to photograph the Matterhorn, with two mighty Swiss pines in the foreground.

The little park in front of the Riffelalp Resort is ideal for the perfect photo. This is just a few hundred metres from the Riffelalp station. The park is home to two mighty Swiss pines, which frame the Matterhorn shot in the foreground. With a little luck the red hotel tram will drive past, complementing the picture perfectly.

If your stomach starts to rumble after all that photography, a stop in one of the many restaurants is recommended. These are popular for their spacious sun terraces and unique panoramas.

How to get there

  • Gornergrat Bahn to Riffelalp station (20 minutes from Zermatt)
  • Various hiking trails
  • Via piste no. 39 in winter
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Updated: January 10, 2020

Coordinates

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46.001180, 7.750359
DMS
46°00'04.2"N 7°45'01.3"E
UTM
32T 403239 5094937
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Routes to this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
6.4 km
2:20 h
146 m
236 m
3.8 km
1:30 h
85 m
256 m
3 km
1:00 h
72 m
73 m
7.2 km
0:15 h
4 m
739 m
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Winter Wonder Trail (Nr. 146)
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Discovery Trail (Nr. 145)
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Easy round-trip hike on Riffelalp
Top moderate
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72 m
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This easy, 3-kilometre long hike lets you experience the beauty of the Swiss stone pine and larch forest plus a view over the Matterhorn and with a ...

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Top moderate
5.6 km
2:30 h
257 m
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Riffelberg-Trail (F3)
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