Page Type Page Type: Hut/Campground
Location Lat/Lon: 45.98922°N / 7.69940°E
Seasons Season: Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 10696 ft / 3260 m


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The Hörnli hut is the starting point for climbing the Matterhorn via the Hörnli ridge or Zmutt ridge or via the North wall.

It was built in 1880 by the SAC section Monte Rosa.
In 1965 it was knocked down and rebuilt.

The hut is located at 3.260 m and you have a great view from the hut to Monte Rosa. You also see the complete Hörnli ridge of Matterhorn. When you arrive at the hut you should have a look at the route as the start of the Hörnli ridge is difficult to find.

The hut is built at a ridge. There is no water source in that area, so melt water is accumulated at the start of the Hörnli ridge and conducted to the hut. It is no drinking water and must be cooked before use.

The hut has 120 sleeping places. In the summer season there are ca. 4.000 accomodations at the hut. There is also a winter room with 15 places and a kitchen with gas-cooker, opened the complete winter.

How to get there

Resting on the way to Hörnli Hut

In summer you reach the Hörnli hut from the mountain station of the ropeway Matterhorn Express, Schwarzsee. You hike at a trail within 2 hours to the hut.

From Schwarzsee there are marks and signs so it is easy to find and reach the Hörnli hut.


As the hut is mostly booked up you should book early.
Many mountain guides reserve 1 year before!
So it is reasonable to book 4 weeks before to get a bed. Else you have to sleep on the floor!

Berghaus Matterhorn / Hörnlihütte
Kurt Lauber
CH-3920 Zermatt
opened from July to September
Telefon +41 27 967 22 64
Fax +41 27 967 54 75
Telefon +41 27 967 27 69 (Hörnlihütte)
closed from October to June
Telefon +41 27 967 54 68

Beds: for 170 people: 4 double rooms and 11 visitor dorms
Prices (2010):
CHF 80. - Per person incl. Dinner and breakfast (Half Board)
CHF 40. - Without dinner and breakfast
Prices Exclude Beverage
Payment only cash in Swiss francs or euros.


The Hörnlihütte is close for renovation and will re-open in July 2015.

OPENING TIMES 2013-2015:
Winter 2013-2015
The Winter Room is closed

Summer 2014
Closed to day and overnight guests
Summer 2015
Re-open in July

External links

Homepage Hörnli hut

Hörnli hut english webside

Webcam Matterhorn

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jck - Feb 7, 2007 8:14 am - Voted 10/10


Check also the possibilities for winter. Last year there was opened big winter-room with 12(if I remeber correct)beds, and kitchen with gas-cooker. Very comfortable. Regards jck


brade - Feb 7, 2007 8:34 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Winter.

...and lots of food left by climbers few months before :)


schmid_th - Feb 7, 2007 10:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Winter.

jck, Thanks for your info. There are 15 sleeping places, added this info. Greets Thomas


schmid_th - Feb 7, 2007 10:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Winter.

Brade, you are a lucky guy! So you had a first class accomodation!


brade - Feb 7, 2007 11:48 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Winter.

We both had with Jck. We carried tent with us beecause we were not sure if it is opened during winter. That is the reason we talk about it.


brade - Feb 7, 2007 2:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Winter.

Hope you'd like our TR, soon on SP.


schmid_th - Feb 7, 2007 2:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Winter.

looking forward to your TR!

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Mar 5, 2007 8:25 am - Voted 10/10

Dead link

The >Panorama link is dead


schmid_th - Mar 5, 2007 10:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Dead link

Thanks for your info. The link doesn´t exist any more, I edited the page.


bogdivoda - Mar 16, 2014 4:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Important Info: Hutte is closed

The Hörnlihütte is close for renovation and will re-open in July 2015. Winter 2013-2015 The Winter Room is closed Summer 2014 Closed to day and overnight guests Summer 2015 Re-open in July


bogdivoda - Jul 21, 2016 9:01 am - Hasn't voted

Outdated prices

The prices are outdated and are quite prohibitive, meaning 150 CHF per night minimum 2 nights.


sm176811 - Jun 21, 2018 11:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Hiking upon the 4 of July2018

Has anyone gone up recently? I was thinking of hiking up on the 4 July this year. Would love to know the conditions. Any snow on the route? I was told that the cable car to Schwarzsee will be functional from the 1 of July. Any info would be helpful.

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