St Mauritius Pfarrkirche – a Roman Catholic Parish Church in Zermatt:
Walking around the centre of Zermatt, the tower of St Mauritius parish church is hard to miss. St. Mauritius Pfarrkirche in Zermatt is a Roman Catholic parish church. It stands in Kirchplatz, next to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and the Marmot Fountain.
St. Mauritius Church History
St Mauritius church was built in 1913. It replaced an old church that stood there since 1587. World War I interrupted the completion of the St Mauritius and it was not until 1932 that the church was completed with the installation of three new bells.
The church underwent a total renovation in 1980 and yet by 1994 further repairs were required.
Zermatt is an international community and more than a third of its population are foreigners. It is for this reason that at St. Mauritius you’ll find sermons conducted in Portuguese, Italian, Croatian and German.
With its good acoustics, St Mauritius Church is also a regular venue for the classical concerts of the annual Zermatt Festival which takes place each September. For lovers of classical music, this is a great opportunity to enjoy Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other master composers at the foot of the Matterhorn.