Gornergrat, Zermatt

4.8
#1 of 354 in Tours in Switzerland
Must see · Scenic Drive · Railway
For a classic train experience in the Alps, hop on Gornergrat, one of the highest railway lines in Europe. Opened in 1898, the railway takes sightseers and hikers from the resort village of Zermatt to the very top of a rocky ridge in the western part of the Alps. The first electric rack railway built in Switzerland, the line passes through a popular skiing area, noted for its 29 peaks reaching above 4,000 m (13,000 ft) in elevation. On clear days the line's terminus at the top of the ridge offers unbeatable views of the surrounding mountaintops, as well as the second largest glacier in the Alps. Our Zermatt trip builder app makes visiting Gornergrat and other Zermatt attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Avoid. Went up on a boring train and got to the top where the views were uninspiring. Tbf it was a cloudy evening but I was disappointed. After doing Jungfraujoch (awesome) the same morning, I was...  more »
  • What an amazing views on the Swiss alps. It was more then 25years ago I visit the gornergrat, and glaciers were more and longer in that time, it hurts to see what’s happening. We went in the...  more »
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  • Really cool little train trip up to the top in order to see the Matterhorn! We were blessed with perfect weather to see the mountain clearly and enjoy some end of summer warmth.
  • It's expensive to get up here, but it is worth every cent. I have never in my life seen such incredible views. The train ride up provided beautiful views of both the Matterhorn and the valley below. Once at the Gornergrat, there are stunning views of a glacier, the Matterhorn and the planetarium itself. My wife and I rented snowshoes before going up so we could snowshoe between trainstops and it was magical. I would highly recommend this.

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