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“Gornergrat: An Afternoon Walk from Riffelalp to Winkelmatten” 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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Israel
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“Gornergrat: An Afternoon Walk from Riffelalp to Winkelmatten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

One day we bought a one way ticket for the Gornergrat train from Zermatt to Riffelalp. It's located at about 2200m and contains a large resort. The way from the station to the resort is not far, but a nice red trolley does its way back and forth to bring visitors at the utmost comfort. The Riffelalp resort is a nice and colored place. After being there for a while, we took the path that goes down back to Zermatt via Winkelmatten. The way is not difficult, it winds inside a wood with a lot of flora. One or two sections turned out to be more steep but we managed. At mid way we found a tee house which also serves light meals. We had a tee and an Apfelshtrudel - the popular apple cake you find everywhere. The path enables nice views of the snowy mountains, which added interest to the trail. It took us about 3 hours - including the rest in the tee house. very reassuring walk, very much recommended.

Visited August 2013
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“Amongst the best views in Alps”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a must if you like stunning glacier views. We walked all the way up from Zermatt which took 4 & half hours, it is a big walk but well doable if you are reasonably fit. There are options to jump on the train at a number of stages on the way up, or you can get the train all the way up and have a wonder at the top. Either way it is well worth a visit.There is a restaurant and a cafe in the visitor centre. You need to check the weather forecast as always.

Visited September 2013
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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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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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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