In the glamorous swiss ski resort of Zermatt it's all about the mountains. Whether people climb them, ski down them or simply gaze at them. The majestic Matterhorn, europe's most recognizable peak is the centerpiece of life in this car-free village. The combination of luxury shops nestling next to traditional wooden hay barns, old churches and designer venues, makes it a wonderful village and one of the leading ski destinations in the alps. The hotel Bellerive is located in a central and quiet location in the village of Zermatt. The the church square and the train station are within a few minutes walk. The cable cars Sunnegga paradise, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Gornergrat are also within easy access by foot in 5 to 10 minutes. The Bellerive Hotel has reopened its doors after a renovation in 2012. The combination of typical local elements mixed with modern design decor has created an authentic stylish mix.