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Sunday, 19 May 2024 – 17:44

Matterhorn mountain illuminated to show solidarity towards countries hardest hit by COVID-19

Switzerland has been paying homage to countries around the world by projecting different world flags onto the front of the famous Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt.

For nearly a month, the Matterhorn has been illuminated in the evening with the flags of countries including France, India, Japan, Germany, the UK, Portugal and more. 

The light artist Gerry Hofstetter was commissioned to illuminate the famous mountain with different national flags of the countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A message on the Zermatt Matterhorn tourism website reads;

“With this light projection, Zermatt wants to give people a sign of hope and solidarity in these difficult times. The village shows solidarity with all the people who are currently suffering and is grateful to all those who are helping to overcome the crisis.”

You can find out more about the illuminations and watch them live on the Zermatt Matterhorn Tourism Website.


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