Zermatt’s Glacier Palace


Even though you will have an abundance of activities to keep you entertained and busy during your Zermatt Matterhorn ski vacation, you must make time to visit the Glacier Palace. One of the most thrilling and fascinating Zermatt excursions, the Glacier Palace will delight both young and old as they explore this icy wonder. Zermatt Accommodation highly recommends visiting the highest glacier palace in the world during your Zermatt vacation. Many of the Zermatt hotels have information on the best way to get to one of the two elevators that take you directly to the entrance of the Glacier Palace.

Constructed in 1999, the Glacier Palace is located at 3,883 miles above sea level and 15 meters below the surface of the ice. Visitors access the Glacier Palace through a tunnel located at the top of the elevator ride. The tunnel, which is about 130 meters long, takes visitors directly into the Glacier Palace where subtle lighting and music add to the wonder of the palace. Guests can take time to learn about glaciology and the creation of the glacier palace before moving on to one of two sculpture rooms. Within these rooms, guests can view a fascinating variety of ice sculptures that will mesmerize and captivate the imagination. The ice sculptures are changed periodically. They can also take a 10-meter ice slide to the new event room or visit the Room of Serenity for some peaceful contemplation. A photo point has been created to capture this exciting Zermatt attraction because you will definitely want to share this experience with family and friends at home. Visitors can exit back through the tunnel or take a more adventurous exit path through a glacier crevice leading back to the elevators.

The temperature in the Glacier Palace is between -2 degrees Celsius and 0 degrees Celsius year round so warm clothing, hats, scarves and gloves are required to enjoy this amazing Matterhorn attraction.