Surrounded by no fewer than 29 4,000-metre giants such as the majestic Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze as well as the third-longest glacier of the Alps, Gornergrat rewards visitors with a view that is overwhelming indeed.
Altitude: 3,089 m a.s.l.
Arrival: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, from Zermatt by cog railway to the Gornergrat.
Timetable: Operates year-round in 24-minute intervals
Travel duration to summit: There 33 min / back 44 min
Attractions: View of the glaciers of Monte Rosa, reflection of Matterhorn in Lake Riffelsee (visible in calm weather), journey with the Gornergrat cog railway to 3,089 m a.s.l., Gorner Gorge
Food & beverage: Elegant restaurant with a view onto Monte Rosa mountain massif, cheese and roesti (Swiss fried grated potato dish) specialities, self-service restaurant
Specials: Climate audio walk (audio guide) Zermatt–Rotenboden–Monte Rosa cabin
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