Ogre head with teeth, Zermatt, Switzerland.
A carved wood troll or ogre head with teeth decorates a wall in Zermatt. The famous mountaineering and ski resort of Zermatt lies at 1620 meters or 5310 feet elevation at the head of Mattertal (Matter Valley) in Valais canton, Switzerland, the Pennine Alps, Europe. Zermatt bars combustion-engine cars to help preserve small village atmosphere and prevent air pollution. The German word matten means "alpine meadows." Most visitors reach Zermatt by cog railway train from the nearby town of Täsch (Zermatt shuttle). Trains also depart for Zermatt from farther down the valley at Visp and Brig on the main Swiss rail network. Hike the High Route (Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route) for exceptional mountain scenery.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download