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Gornergrat

| Bahnhof, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 848 642 442
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The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable. With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m, has been one of Switzerland’s top excursion destinations since 1898. The Gornergrat Bahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway. Today it is a modern, eco-friendly railway, equipped with a regenerative braking system that generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy. All year: •Photo subject: 29 mountains above 4,000 m in view (Switzerland, Italy) •Shops •Restaurants: self-service and waiter-served, indoors and out •Large sun terrace •“Bernhard von Aosta” chapel •Panoramic viewing platform Summer: •Wild ibex near the viewing platform of the station •Starting point for hikes •Sunrise trips (bookable offer) •Sunset dinners (bookable offer) •For families: “Wolli and the climate detectives” (audio guides available from Zermatt Tourism and the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway) Winter: •Dining with the stars (bookable offer) •Moonlight visit (bookable offer) •Direct access to the pistes and winter hiking paths •Highest sledging slope in Switzerland (Rotenboden 2815 m - Riffelberg 2582 m) •Igloo village on 2727 m
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Bahnhof, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cable car and cabin ride to Gornergrat from Zermatt is most enjoyable and the views on a fine day are spectacular. The fare is not cheap but it is money well spent. The restaurant at Gornergrat provides an excellent spot for refreshment with magnificent...More

Thank CaptainBedfordshire
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful scenery and a great hike down from the first train stop. We walked all the way down to town central, which was a bit ambitious. Filled water bottles at one of the streams and stopped several times along the way to take in the...More

Thank HuggyBearButson
Reviewed 2 days ago

If like us, you're not able to climb the Matterhorn, this funicular will give you the opportunity to enjoy glaciers and moutain, and even to see the charming marmots.

Thank csobota
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing experience. Views spectacular especially of the Matterhorn. A must do. Different points where you can get on and off either to go walking or enjoy refreshments and the views. Loved it. M....Australia

Thank A R
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's THE spot to see the Swiss 4er mountain peaks. Very good view for to the Matterhorn and the Dufor spitze. Crowed at times and pricy - but worth the money to see the peaks. You could get off the train earlier and hike to...More

Thank Axel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have had great views if the weather had cooperated. It was cloudy and windy but you could still see the beauty.

Thank clarksm67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't believe our luck - the weather changed as soon as we arrived in Zermat. The next few days weather is cloudy & some rain. Luckily for us the hotel reception informed us to check early every morning with them & they would view the...More

Thank MelbourneElizabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly, highly recommend this trip. It's expensive but totally worth it. Best viewing for the Matterhorn if you are lucky enough to get a clear day. The train ride is interesting and the views spectarular and you can get off and on the train along...More

Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can time your visit, try to go on a clear day. Apparently you can see for miles and it is stunning. Unfortunately we only had one day that we could go. It was still a fun trip and we had some views, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the train to the top for the view of the Matterhorn. Very warm this year with lots of hikers enjoying the great weather. Great way to see the Matterhorn and nearby glaciers.

Thank Jim H
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KMND86
14 August 2017|
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Response from clarksm67 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the discount after 3:30. I had the STP which gave me 50% off.
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karynkleinschmidt
12 August 2017|
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Response from Huw G | Reviewed this property |
It is a cog railway rather than a cable car. It runs every 30minutes or so most of the day. There are also some 4 stops on the way up (and down) so you can walk some of the way and take the train for the rest. An afternoon... More
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Deemaaziz
27 June 2017|
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Response from WalesJools | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't any snow at the top of the Gornergrat but if you do the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise trip there was plenty of snow there. Free toboggan rides too! See my review of it. Hope you enjoy your trip.
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