Just taking the simple funicular up to Sunnegga is sufficient to get a magnificent view of the Matterhorn. The terrace (self-serve) restaurant lets you sit an ogle to your heart's content. If you aren't spooked by aerial cable cars, you can continue up to the Rothorn where you will have a wonderful view of the highest, snow-covered mountains. A clever series of markers points out the various peaks along with statistics and a real piece of rock from each one, supplied by the mountaineering club. What a great alternative to the over-crowded Gornergrat railroad. I'm only surprised it took me so long to discover this gem. Just walk past the Gornergrat station, across the river and turn left. The Rothorn "Paradise" station is only a short walk away. Enjoy!