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best sunset watching Zermatt Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Located along Switzerland's Italian border you'll find Zermatt, a picturesque village perched at the base of the remarkable Matterhorn mountain peak. When it comes time for the sun to go down, the sight of multicolored ribbons slashing the sky and illuminating the Matterhorn is nothing short of enchanting. You can catch this daily display at the foot of the mountain, but for a closer view, the Monte Rosa Hut is a good place to go. It is accessible via the Rotenboden station on the Gornergrat Bahn railway. The Matterhorn has become known as the symbol of the Alps, and it's certainly one of the most photographed parts of the range. It's at its most majestic when it's drenched in bright rays as the sun sets below the horizon.

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Best places to watch the sunset

There's some kind of magic that happens when the sun drifts down. The world seems to glow with bright light and brilliant color, but just for an instant before the darkness sets in. And even though the sun setting is a commonplace event — it happens every day — it remains one of the finest natural wonders. The nine sunset spots on this list are diverse in their locales, from mountaintops to oceansides and everywhere in between. So come take a virtual ride into the sunset with us. Same sun; nine different settings. By Emily H. Bratcher | U.S. News

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