Zermatt, Switzerland: Finding Charm in a Tourist-Filled Town

published 7 months ago by Rick Steves

Zermatt is a small town of 6,000 that hosts nearly two million visitors each year. It has more hotel beds than residents, and nearly everyone earns a living from tourists, who flock here for a peek at the magnificent Matterhorn. You can still find pockets of traditional charm if you wander off the main path, including 200-year-old houses and impromptu folk music performances. More info about travel to Switzerland:

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