The ride on the Gornergrat Railway is a real highlight. The cogwheel railway takes guests from Zermatt station to a lofty 3,089 metres above sea level. The view from the train ride alone offers countless postcard motifs: the Matterhorn, the Valais chalets and a stunning panorama.
The Gornergrat is among those locations that one must have visited at least once in a lifetime. Europe’s highest outdoor cogwheel railway runs all year round from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. The railway conquers a total of 1,469 metres altitude in the process and leads across impressive bridges, through galleries and tunnels, past larch-and-pine forests, rocky ravines and mountain lakes.
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.
In summer, the Gornergrat is a unique hiker’s paradise. A hike to the alpine garden, Riffelsee or the blacknose sheep is worthwhile for young and old. In winter, the possibilities are endless. Sledging, hiking, snowshoeing or skiing guarantee a view of the Matterhorn. The multimedia adventure world “Zooom the Matterhorn” can be visited all year round.
- Altitude: 3,089 m a.s.l.
- Arrival: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, valley station of the Gornergrat Railway located directly opposite Zermatt railway station
- Travel duration to summit: 33 min to the top / 44 min back
- Attractions: Best view of the Matterhorn, world-famous Matterhorn reflection on Lake Riffelsee (visible in calm weather), unique mountain panorama of 29 breathtaking 4,000-metre (13,000-feet) summits
- Special highlight: Multimedia adventure world – “Zooom the Matterhorn”
- Website: Gornergrat