LONG ON TRADITION
The mountain hotel
Hotel Riffelhaus is living testimony to the golden age of mountaineering. Mountain climbing and hotel history were written here. In 1853, the hotel on the Riffelberg was the second hotel in Zermatt. It opened even before the Gornergrat railway was built. The beams and stones were hauled up the mountain by mules and using a lot of manpower. Over the course of the decades, the initial mountain climber accommodations developed into a comfortable mountain hotel, without losing the atmosphere of the pioneering days.
The impressive alpine world starts directly in front of the hotel. In winter, there are the slopes, in summer, a stunning sea of blooms of alpine flowers that grow only here, and you will be awed by their masses and beauty. Here, hundreds of kinds of flowers blossom better than anywhere else in the Alps. A lot of sunshine and little rain make for a dazzling display of colourful blooms.
“Outdoor adventure without overdoing it”