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“Great Matterhorn Experience !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gornergrat Bahn

Gornergrat Bahn
Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
41 027 921 47 11
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Zermatt
Type: Scenic Railroads, Trams
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Doha, Qatar
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“Great Matterhorn Experience !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We just took the helicopter ride but we still took the Gornergrat Bahn another popular attraction in Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. The station is right opposite the main railway station. It takes just over half an hour to reach the top. You can watch the video cam in the ticket hall about the actual visibility in Gornergrat so you can decide if you want to go up or not.From Zermatt it stops at 4 different stations before Gornergrat . Return ticket Zermatt to Gornergrat is 82 Swiss Franc each children from 6-16 yrs old pay half or if you have a swiss -pass / card you get 50 % off too.if you just want to go to the other stations and not all the way up to Gornergrat there is a price difference in fare price. You'll be given an information guide with your ticket. i think if you leave after 1:36 PM you pay less around 66SFand they also have a late afternoon ticket from 3:36 leave Gornergrat at 6:57 PM and you'll pay around 49 Swiss Franc Each station has a big board where everyone can see what the weather is like as you reach the top.The route is a hiker's & biker's paradise with views of 29 four -thousand-metre high mountains. We went straight to KulmHotel at 3100 ft above sea level , where they have a self- restaurant and a nice shop . It also has a separate small chapel outside the hotel. The view is amazing, stunning in fact and again we were very lucky because the weather is so clear , hot and sunny that day .You can see the majestic Matterhorn. It is very busy with tourist and locals too but the whole place is spacious you don't feel crowded. It's very inspiring to see people young and old, couples with young children walking and just relaxing. The train ride is very smooth through the forested mountain with a beautiful waterfalls . You can see the neat and beautiful chalets and gardens of the elegant town of Zermatt down the valley. It is definitely worth the trip, though not sure if the weather is not good visibility wise. But if money is not a problem, just go and hang out in the hotel and have a nice meal and a bottle of champagne, life is too short, enjoy and have fun!

Visited July 2013
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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“Great trip for different view of Matterhorn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Relaxing and fantastic views of the surrounding area as you ride the cog-railway up to the top of the Gornergrat. At the top is a hotel where you can get something to eat and shop. But the viewing platform gives you a stunning view of the Alps including the Matterhorn.

Visited August 2013
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“Great Train, Potential for Great Views But Depends on the Weather”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We rode this train for the sunset dinner ride. The train was clean and comfortable and the ride afforded some great views, but the weather at the top was socked in with clouds and as such the sunset was diminished a little bit. Still fun. Would do again on a clearer day in a heartbeat.

Visited August 2013
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“Train to Gornergrat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Station nearby main rail station. Everything was fine. Comfortable seats, "Swiss watch punctuality". Astonishing views from train.

Visited August 2013
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“A very worthwhile trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are intending to see the Matterhorn from here, you need to really get up there early. As the clouds starts to settle during 9-10am, and you will miss the peak of the Matterhorn. Best time to arrive is probably 7-8 am, as you get to trek to the top of Gornergrat (not too tough) and get a good view of the surroundings. The only thing to dislike about this place is probably the food selection. Pretty limited to only one restaurant up here, so do come only after your breakfast.

Visited June 2013
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