ZERMATT, SOUTHE RN SWITZE RLAND
The pinnacle of tundra vistas, the Swiss Alps befit those with a penchant for starry white Christmases and snow-dusted panoramas. For a stargazing experience that likens a Jules Vernes novel, consider the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat. Located in Zermatt, the centuries-old hotel prides itself in being “like a research station” – it incorporates fully equipped observatories in its stone towers, much to the delight of visiting astronomy enthusiasts. Located 3,100 metres above sea level, the hotel sits majestically atop one of the tall mounts surrounding the magnificent Matterhorn.
The 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat, overlooking the Matterhorn in the distance