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The Chocolate Mountain Switzerland

This is the most iconic and famous spot to photograph the famous Matterhorn mountain (I call it the Toblerone Mountain).
Every Landscape Photographer in Switzerland has one of this iconic shot (I think). The nature in location is just glory and you can see the potential of Switzerlands beauty…

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Travel Information

In Zermatt you need to go there with the train and the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, because no cars are allowed there... To go to the Stellisee you need to take a cable car from Zermatt...
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunset during summer & fall
Sunrise & Sunset 08:01 - 17:19 | current local time: 21:12
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Spot Comments (8)

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Michael Keil
Michael Keil 27.04.2017
Is it legal to bring your tent up there?
Caetano Chappuis
Caetano Chappuis 27.04.2017
Yeah it is. In Switzerland it's allowed to camp anywhere above 2000 m.. the see it's about 2300m high. I did camp there and nobody had complained about it. Be aware that the nights are freezing:-) Have fun
Caetano Chappuis
Caetano Chappuis 27.04.2017
Sorry also forgot going higher than 2800 m is forbidden at Zermatt... you could be fined up to 5000 swiss francs :-( just keep that in mind
Michael Keil
Michael Keil 27.04.2017
Thanks for the info. I rechecked with the official Zermatt page, there they say it's not allowed. http://www.zermatt.ch/Media/Artikel/Freies-Campieren I'm confused
Caetano Chappuis
Caetano Chappuis 27.04.2017
Yeah me to know...I campt there and there was like 10 other people camping there also.. probably you need to buy a permission... I will check more about it and tell you later..... sorry for the confusion
Caetano Chappuis
Caetano Chappuis 27.04.2017 , edited
So check this map. https://map.geo.admin.ch/?lang=de&layers=ch.bafu.wrz-wildruhezonen_portal,ch.bafu.bundesinventare-auen,ch.bafu.bundesinventare-hochmoore,ch.bafu.bundesinventare-flachmoore_regional,ch.bafu.bundesinventare-flachmoore,ch.bafu.bundesinventare-jagdbanngebiete,ch.bafu.schutzgebiete-schweizerischer_nationalpark&layers_opacity=0.9,0.75,0.75,0.75,0.75,0.75,0.75&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe&zoom=4&X=93277.12&Y=623492.21&topic=ech¨ The map is official from Switzerland
Caetano Chappuis
Caetano Chappuis 27.04.2017
So .... After a lot of research on this topic, I found out it's actually forbidden to camp at stellisee, but they can tolerate it. The Alternative is to stay at the hotel up there. It's a very nice one and not far at all from the Stellisee (3min walk). Or you can ask for an Authorization under: Zermatt Tourismus Bahnhofplatz 5 Postfach 247 3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 81 00 Fax +41 (0)27 966 81 01 [email protected] So I have camped there and didn't have any problems (there was like 10 other people also camping). So I think it's camping under your own risk not getting caught. I hope I could help you
Michael Keil
Michael Keil 27.04.2017
You helped me a lot. Thanks for your effort :-)

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