Has anyone ever visited the real Matterhorn? I doubt I'll visit due to my fear of flying on planes. I just saw a good cable show on History International. The show visited the Matterhorn and I was sadden that I would probably never see the mountain in person. Interesting fact about the Matterhorn: the peak of the Matterhorn is actually from the African continent and the base is European. Subduction and plate tetonics are the reasons for the bicoastal nature of the Matterhorn.