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The new team at the Riffelhaus 1853 in Zermatt

Jürgen Marx is the new host at the Riffelhaus, and he is joined by new head chef Alain Kuster. The Zermatt-based professionals will start their first season at 2,500 metres above sea level on 11 December 2020. Both have many years of experience in their respective areas of responsibility and are passionate about what they do.

November 2020
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The Matterhorn Group is committed to sustainability

The offers and the success of the Matterhorn Group are based on an intact environment. As a regionally leading hotel and catering company, the Matterhorn Group, which is certified under ISO 14001:2015, is committed to environmental protection and implements measures in a targeted manner aimed at improving levels of sustainability in environmentally relevant subareas, namely energy use, the preservation of natural resources, waste prevention and recycling, climate protection and the reduction of emissions.

January 2019
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Katrin Nägeli-Lüthi is the new Director of the Riffelhaus 1853

Katrin Nägeli-Lüthi grew up in the rolling hills of the Emmental and discovered her love for the Alps in the Bernese Highlands. As the new Director of the Riffelhaus 1853, she now enjoys a wonderful view of the Matterhorn and is thrilled to be here in the heart of the Zermatt mountains

October 2018
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Stargazing on the Gornergrat

The Gornergrat is one of the best places in the Alps for stargazing. Up here at 3,100 metres above sea level, the night sky is indescribably beautiful. Due to the dry air and the seclusion, even the Milky Way and planets are visible to the naked eye.

January 2016
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Gornergrat: a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn and 28 more four-thousanders

Spectacular, magical, unforgettable. We need big adjectives to describe the 360-degree panoramic view from the Gornergrat. An encounter with 29 fourthousanders – especially the world-famous Matterhorn – and two of the longest glaciers in the Alps is an unforgettable experience.

September 2015
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Understanding the history of the Matterhorn

What began 150 years ago with the first ascent of the last great unconquered four-thousander in the Swiss Alps is a fascinating story that in 2015 has caught the attention of people around the world. Zermatt is celebrating the mountain of mountains with a host of special events.

June 2015
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Hotel Riffelberg is once again the Riffelhaus

The oldest hotel in the mountains of Zermatt has been completely renovated in time for the start of the 2014/2015 winter season and is also returning to its historical name. Hotel Riffelberg will once again become the Riffelhaus. The most famous mountaineers in the world stayed here. Its new director, Raymond Kronig, also has a deep personal connection to the mountains – his ancestors were alpine guides – as well as an impressive record in the hotel industry.

November 2014

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