Zermatt is a Swiss mountain town in the German-speaking area of Canton Valais. It is renowned all over the world as a ski resort, as a destination for mountaineers, and for the iconic Matterhorn Mountain. Access to the town is closed to combustion engine vehicles to prevent the view to the Matterhorn to be ruined by pollution. Zermatt can be reached on electric cars, or with a scenice rack-assisted railway. The skiing region around the town is called Matterhorn glacier paradise and it is Europe's largest and highest lying summer skiing region.