Matterhorn overlooking Zermatt, Switzerland

This image shows the town of Zermatt, Switzerland, and in the background the world-famous and iconic Matterhorn. The mountain straddles the boundary between Switzerland and Italy.

Color Photo Klopfenstein, Adelboden

Color Photo Klopfenstein, Adelboden

The description states simply:

48909 ZERMATT 1616 m

Matterhorn – Mt. Cervin 4478 m

–The mountain has three names, in German and French as shown here, and it is similarly called Monte Cervino in Italian. The first summit of the Matterhorn in 1865 was initially successful, but ended in tragedy.

This postcard was used and is dated 21 June 1968.

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