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Gorner Gorge

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Excellent to visit

A shirt walk from town it's an awesome sight. You walk along the glacial run off carved walls and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travellingsloths
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Seattle, Washington
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Worth to go!

You would have missed something! Easy access. At afternoon is sunlight in the gorge, morning is too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChristianN-BO
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Essen, Germany
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The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature. The Gorner gorge offers a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Since the last ice age, the waters of the Gornervispe have carved an ever deeper chasm. Access for tourists was created back in 1886 and 1887. The rock, greenish serpentinite, is about 220 million years old. This natural spectacle is a 15-minute walk from the end of the village of Zermatt. Summer •Trip through the gorge on foot Tip: •a visit to the gorge from about mid-September, between 3pm and 4pm, is especially impressive: in the special light conditions, the water takes on a brilliant turquoise color •Trip through the upper stretches of the gorge - Gorge adventure (with mountain guide, bookable offer)
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“small fee” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A shirt walk from town it's an awesome sight. You walk along the glacial run off carved walls and above a river. It's like going back in time to understand how this gorge was sculpted. Well worth the 5chf. Don't do a round trip: instead...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You would have missed something! Easy access. At afternoon is sunlight in the gorge, morning is too dark!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Scenery around and an Adrenalin-kick for young and old when you walk it.Highly recommended when you visit Zermatt on a SwissSafari-Tour

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This gorge id brautiful, the water is blu and also is very accesible. Our kids were very excited and enjoyed this trip.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Go there, especially if is rainy day and you don’t know how to spend it. That what we did. It costs 5 franks, no cards. You pay on the lowest point ( it means if you walk from zermatt you pay at the beginning, if...More

2  Thank magdalenaa131
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Compared to many gorges I’ve walked through this was quite short. Was less than 15mins in the gorge. You can enter the gorge from 2places. The closest entry to Zermatt town is where you will pay but if you enter from the other entrance you...More

3  Thank philba890
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The hike through the Gorner Gorge was one of the highlights of our trip. Although only a brief moment in time of the context of a much longer trip, the gorge is beautiful. Well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Take a hike and soak it all in . Thus area is really special . A good way to spend the day and soak up the alps and all they offer

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We saw pictures on the Web that looked interesting so decided to check it out. It is an awesome little hike and the gorge is really pretty. We stopped for a picnic lunch half-way on some rocks. There are lots of great photo ops on...More

1  Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I expected this to be a lot longer and more established. To us it seemed like you paid just to walk along a river/see a waterfall. Yes, the waterfall was nice, but not worth the money. When you make it through the Gorge you can...More

Thank Laura H
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