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"Let me ask leave, then, to pay a tribute of respect and admiration to the once desired Matterhorn, before his head has lost the last rays of a sun departing to gild loftier and more distant ranges."
–F. Crauford Grove
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Matterhorn is a single-tile impassable Natural Wonder in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. Matterhorn occupies a Grassland or Plains tile, and provides +1 Civ6Culture Culture and +2 Appeal to each adjacent tile. It is considered a Mountain in-game.

Whenever a land combat unit moves adjacent to Matterhorn, it receives a one-time bonus. This bonus permanently raises the Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength of the unit by +3 when fighting on Hill tiles, and allows the unit to traverse hills without movement penalties.

In Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, discovering Matterhorn grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


Like other impassable wonders, the Matterhorn tile offer no benefits, and cannot be developed or improved. However, Matterhorn provides +1 Civ6Culture Culture to up to six adjacent tiles; these yields are cumulatively worth more than the dead tile early in the game. It is typically worth incorporating single-tile wonders within city borders to maximize their yields.

The Appeal bonus of Matterhorn is also ideal for building Neighborhoods, and is useful when founding National Parks.

Civilopedia entryEdit

The jagged precipice of the Matterhorn stands alone amongst the Alps. Its giant spire reaches nearly 15,000 feet, dominating the landscape of valleys surrounding it. As with most tall mountains, people saw the Matterhorn and decided to climb it.

Mountaineers long considered the Matterhorn a worthy opponent. One 19th Century mountaineer famously declared it unclimbable, but this claim was proven false when Edward Whymper and a party of ten other climbers began their ascent on July 14th, 1865. Though the Matterhorn claimed the lives of four companions, Whymper’s party was the first to conquer the mountain. (The mountaineer who declared it “unclimbable” was Whymper himself, who had tried and failed multiple times before.)


  • Matterhorn can be found in its real-life location on the standard Europe map.
Wonders in Civilization VI

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station1Angkor WatApadanaBig BenBolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación1Chichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge2Great Bath2Great LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel BarkalKilwa Kisiwani1Kotoku-in1Machu Picchu2Mahabodhi TempleMausoleum at HalicarnassusMeenakshi Temple2Mont St. MichelOracleOrszágház2Oxford UniversityPanama Canal2PetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty1St. Basil's Cathedral1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal1Temple of Artemis1Terracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore2Venetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Chocolate Hills2Cliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch1Eye of the Sahara1Eyjafjallajökull3Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway3Gobustan2Great Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay3Ik-Kil2Kakadu4Lake Retba1Lysefjord3Mato Tipila2Matterhorn1Mount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima1Mount Vesuvius2Pamukkale2PantanalPinnacles4PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda2Torres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow1Uluru3Vinland4 YosemiteZhangye Danxia1

1: Added in Rise and Fall2: Added in Gathering Storm3: Requires DLC4: Specific scenario games only
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