Tourists mug for a friend's photograph on the streets of Zermatt.
Zermatt grows from 5 thousand to 20 thousand people from tourism in high season. There is a tension between welcoming the tourists, which drives the economy, and yet limiting the impact. Zermatt bans cars from the street—visitors take a train or tax from a nearby town and the streets are filled mostly with foot traffic except a few buses.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Alps_National Geographic magazine 2/2006