This stunning and small Swiss town below the northern slope of the Matterhorn is known for two things – its remarkable cuisine and the absence of automobiles. The first is due to several dozen world-class restaurants, such as for example Zum See, Franz & Heidi’s and Chez Vrony. As for the second, it means that if you want to travel a greater distance, you will have to choose between phaetons or electric taxis.
The town’s authorities only permit the fire brigade and ambulance services the use of internal combustion engines. With regards to skiing, Zermatt boasts an impressive number of ski runs – almost 300 km, or 186 miles, (including the year-round ones on its glaciers)
and 55 lifts. The possibilities for a free ride away from the pistes are almost unlimited.