Map Gornergrat

Every 24 minutes, Europe’s highest open-air cog railway departs from Zermatt towards the sun-drenched, year-round accessible Gornergrat viewing platform at 3,089 metres a.s.l.

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.

The Gornergrat is among those locations that one must have visited at least once in a lifetime. Europe’s highest open-air cog railway takes guests from Zermatt station directly to the summit of the Gornergrat, year-round. 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.

  • Altitude: 3,089 m a.s.l.
  • Arrival: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, from Zermatt by cog railway to the Gornergrat
  • Travel duration to summit: 33 min to the top / 44 min back
  • 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.
  • Special highlight: Zooom the Matterhorn – multimedia exhibition on Gornergrat, 360° Loop Gornergrat – a light, 20-minute panorama stroll
  • Website: Gornergrat
Food & Beverages
Elegant restaurant with a view onto Monte Rosa mountain massif, cheese and roesti (Swiss fried grated potato dish) specialities, self-service restaurant
  • Operates year-round.
  • Operates in 24-minute intervals in winter and summer peak season.
Tickets & Reservation


  • 50% discount with Swiss Travel Pass (Flex), Swiss Half Fare Card and GA travelcard
  • No discount with Eurail / Interrail

Priority boarding available year-round