Zermatt has been a mecca for mountaineers ever since the dramatic first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper in 1865, and many have lost their lives on this iconic peak and its surrounding mountains. Take time out from the bustling main shopping street of Bahnhofstrasse to hunt down this small sliver of grassy land tucked just behind Zermatt's Catholic Church of St. Mauritius. The cemetery contains the beautifully tended graves and memorials of a number of those heroic early mountaineers and their local mountain guides. One grave is poignantly marked "Hier verloren wir das Leben, dort fanden wir es wieder. Auf dem heiligen Berg des Herrn." ("We lost our lives here, but found them again there. On the holy mountain of the Lord.")