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Gornergrat

| Bahnhof, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 848 642 442
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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” (240 reviews)
“amazing views” (79 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Bahnhof, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the cog railway from the main square in Zermatt up to Gornergrat railway station (3,089 meters) - the second highest railway in Europe - for superb Matterhorn mountain views. If the weather is OK, you have good walking shoes, are wearing sensible clothes, are...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's around 100 CHF per ticket. It's a half hour up and like 40 minutes down. You see great views. It's a great experience. The air is thin up there. So, make sure you are ready for that. It's nice to ride up to the...More

Thank Heston Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're in Zermatt you must take this ride. It starts in the middle of town next to the station. Buy a ticket to the top and you can get on and off where ever you like. We went up all the way and then...More

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cog railway from Zermatt to the 3089 meter high Gornergrat provides great views on the way up and once there, you may take photos from the sun terraces, order meals or drinks, purchase souvenirs, or start on hikes or biking trails. The 30-minute trip...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 3 days ago

At times busy and noisy with even small groups of people sounding like a flock of seagulls when they try to guide each other to stand just so for a photo in front of the Matterhorn...... Also Please note which colour route you might be...More

Thank kgnScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the cog train was a neat experience. The views on the way to the top and at the top are beautiful. There are some shops at the top and you can get a Swiss Army knife at the top and they will engrave it...More

Thank blueighty2
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to take the ride to Gornergrat. It is the best view of the Matterhorn and can not be missed if you visit Zermatt.

Thank jd502016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the scenic train ride to Gornergrat. It stops quite a lot along the way, and you can get out to hike up or down. We were limited on time, so we just went all the way to the top. We were amazed that...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled on a number of other mountain railways during our holiday it was pleasant to find that this one wasn't too crowded and offered spectacular views. Predictably it ran exactly to time!!

Thank AmerigoVerspucci
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the reviews you will read here will confirm that Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and the Gornergrat excursions are "must see attractions" if you are in Zermatt. We did both and they are both worth the expense. Note that you can save money if you...More

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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
14 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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