ZER­MATT, SOUTHE RN SWITZE RLAND

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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

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