Gornergrat, Zermatt

4.8
#1 of 675 in Outdoors in Switzerland
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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  • A 30-minute train ride in a wonderful geography, with a changing view of the Matterhorn. An arrival at an altitude of more than 3090m, in our Valaismountains. A magical moment out of time. You can get off the footpath, walk, and get back on the train to other stations. The adult price: round trip: CHF 98.- can also displease more than one... as well as meals and drinks at the Gornergrat restaurant. But the experience deserves once to be done.
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  • The ride itself is amazing. The view at the top is even better. There are bathrooms, gift shops, and a restaurant at the top. Good opportunities for hiking if you get off on one of the stops on the wa...  more »
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  • Oh Zermatt, you beauty ❤️
  • A famous Scenic Train at Zermatt area. Nice view over Matterhorn. Enjoy a nice day of hiking at Gornergrat.
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