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Zermatt Unplugged

Events in Zermatt

Zermatt offer a variority of events all year round from music festival to ultratrack marathon.

Info text and pictures, courtesy of Zermatt tourism

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08-12 April 2025

Zermatt Unplugged

It is impossible to imagine the European music scene without the acoustic music festival Zermatt Unplugged. The first edition took place in 2007, founded by Thomas Sterchi and Marco Godat as a singer-songwriter festival. Meanwhile, more than 100 concerts are organized on 17 stages during five days, spread all over the village and the mountain.

01 August 2024

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Swiss National Day

The 1st of August is Swiss National Day. It marks the three original cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden joining together in an "Everlasting League". The idea of designating 1291 as the year the Confederation was founded and proclaiming 1 August as a bank holiday goes back to a Bernese initiative, when the city wanted to celebrate its 600th anniversary in 1891.
Celebrate Switzerland's birthday with us.

11 August 2023

Folklore Festival 

Associations from all over Switzerland show their tradition with music, traditional costumes, dances and colourful costumes from nostalgic times. The big parade through Zermatt is the highlight. In addition, guests can expect a wide variety of food and drink, performances by the clubs and an exciting entertainment programme for children. The net proceeds from the festival go to the Zermatt Youth Fund. Every franc helps the youth to implement various projects in Zermatt.

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Every Monday 16.30 

Meet Wolly

The Zermatt - Matterhorn destination has a mascot. It is called Wolli and is a young, adventurous black nose sheep. Wolli is the friend of all children and visits them every Monday afternoon along the Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt.

01 July 2024

Gornergrat-Zermatt Marathon

The Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon is one of the finest running events in the Alps. Start in St. Niklaus (1,116 m), finish in Zermatt on Riffelberg (2,582 m) – with the option of racing all the way to the top of the Gornergrat (3,089 m). The course covers 42.195 km and conquers 1’469 metres altitude. One compensation for the gruelling run is the breathtaking panorama.

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05-09 September 2024

Music Festival 

Classical music, jazz, films – for fifteen years, young Academy musicians and their teachers from the Berliner Philharmonic have been meeting in the church, in chalets and in hotels in Zermatt to work, study and perform. Come to Zermatt for an incredible experience, with nature’s majestic beauty framing a musical programme that brings together young musicians, dedicated teachers and internationally renowned stars such as Renaud Capuçon, Ton Koopman and Christian Zacharias!

April 2026

Patrouille des Glacier

The Swiss Army has organised this historic race since it began. Teams comprise three athletes and one substitute. Both men and women who are over 20 years old in the competition year can start the race from Zermatt. 

The Patrouille des Glaciers has two routes of different lengths. The long Route Z goes from Zermatt to Verbier and the shorter route A starts from Arolla. Both routes cover thousands of metres of elevation.


Pictures and info text, courtesy of Zermatt tourism

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