The Matterhorn is the most recognizable peak in Switzerland, which in a country often defined by its mountain summits, is no mean feat. So iconic is the jagged pyramidical mountain that it has worked its way into Disneyland, and has been immortalized in the logo of one of the world’s biggest chocolate brands (yeah, the giant chocolate bar you buy at the airport).
The Matterhorn truly deserves its celebrity status. It’s incredibly tall (14,692 feet), ruggedly good looking, and stands as the ultimate challenge for even the most experienced rock climbers. There are several ways to appreciate the mountain, whether you’re looking to scale its slopes, view it from the air, or just gawk at it over a glass of fine Swiss wine — take your pick from the following epic ways to experience the Matterhorn.