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Gornergrat

| Bahnhof, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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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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“train ride” (244 reviews)
“amazing views” (80 reviews)
“half price” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Bahnhof, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the train up to Gornergrat and you won't regret it! The ride is beautiful, and the views of the alps and glaciers from the top is incredible. There is a restaurant up there, and it's well worth it to eat lunch with the Matterhorn...More

Thank SKJ213
Reviewed 2 days ago

A good train ride up. Basically to view the Mount Matterhorn, must stop by Riffelsee, one stop before Gornergrat, walk about 10 min to a nearby lake, you will have majestic great view of Mt Matterhorn and its reflection on lake. Do not miss this...More

Thank HB61chew
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a train from Zermatt and enjoyed view of Matterhorn all the way. Once arrived, we enjoyed the breathtaking view of Gornergrat glacier plus Matterhorn view. It’s definitely worth visiting once in your life!

Thank lilykas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit even if you don’t ski. The scenery is just wonderful and to see the mighty Matterhorn at close quarters is just something - I have no words to describe it!

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We (2 couples in our 60s) visited Zermatt for downhill hiking. Our trip to Gornergrat was the best of our stay! We took the cogwheel train out of Zermatt to the top stop and hiked from the train station to Riffelberg for lunch. We continued...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there on a cloudy day. Went from Furi to Riffelberg, and then on the cogwheel to Gornegrat and down back to Zermatt on the cogwheel.

Thank CYKL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled up the mountain and it was a good journey looking out the window taking in the variety of scenery, snow filled mountains, a great waterfall and much more. The Train does stop along the way for anyone who wants to hike up.

Thank Sunshineqld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gornergrat train ride provides beautiful views of the Matterhorn and the Zermatt village along the route . We went in early oct , the train was crowded . we were a little disappointed with the little autumn colours . Maybe better colours a week later...More

Thank ngeeang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SPEED: in my country the train that takes me normally from sea ground to 767 m above sea level (Sinaia) takes about one hour and 26 min, not in winter time, when delays are common and long and annoying. Imagine how much it would take...More

2  Thank 657andra01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great journey up however is pricey! Worth the money though to get probably the best view of the Matterhorn. You get tickets half price if you have Swiss half fare card which made it a bit more reasonable in price.

Thank JDewsnap
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Oswaldo M
10 October 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is available every day. Another good photo op is on the Rothorn it starts out as a funicular connecting to two consecutive cable cars. Also if you are traveling to Zermatt by train, the trip from Visp to Zermatt... More
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KMND86
13 August 2017|
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a discount after 3.30 but whether it is 50% I am not so sure. I would imagine using 2 offers might be a no no but it costs nowt to try
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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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