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Special Report: 25 Places to See Before They Change Forever

Featured, Local Insight, Travel Tips — By Alex Resnik on March 8, 2011 at 6:00 am
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5. Klein Matterhorn’s Big Hotel Plans

Image: Dominique Schreckling

The Wow: Visiting Zermatt and taking the Klein Matterhorn Cable Car to the “Top of Europe,” with its memorable view of the iconic Matterhorn as well as the Italian and French Alps, is breathtaking.

Why Now? There are plans to construct a 394-foot-tall steel and glass hotel on top of the mountain. The hotel will be pressurized so that guests won’t suffer from altitude sickness.

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    3 Comments

  • tasha says:

    I wish there was an easier way to see the list than clicking on page numbers on bottom of the page.
    I gave up after no6. :-( A ‘next’ button would be so nice. Or scrolling down.

  • Hey Tasha!
    Totally hear you on the next button – we’re filing an enhancement on the pages and hope to have it fixed soon. Thank you so much for your feedback!
    – Amy

  • Asa Gislason says:

    Great special report, lot of good travel ideas. Also a bit sad reading, as it is usually we humans that are changing things… often irrevocably.

    A world without the mountain gorillas is unbearable thought, and there are too many fragile ecosystems already under threat. Your report highlights what a beautiful planet we live on, but also how badly we are treating it.

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