Switzerland’s incredible new gondola ride

The world’s highest cable-car ride comes with a thrill and an added dash of sparkle. 

The new ride up the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise on Klein Matterhorn Switzerland has 25 gondola’s and can transport 2000 passengers an hour. But it’s not the height that has people awe-struck. 

Four of the gondola are encrusted with 250,000 Swarovski crystals that sparkle in the sunlight. Three minutes into the journey – the floor of these cabins turn from opaque to clear revealing a dramatic view of the rugged hills below. 

It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. 

The other 21 gondola’s are still luxurious. They have 28 comfortable leather seats. 

Swiss Travel Pass holders will enjoy 50% off Zermatt’s cable car rides up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and the Gornergrat.

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The gondola ride begins official operations on November 24 – just in time for the ski season.