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Gornergrat

Zermatt, Switzerland
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About Gornergrat
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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Zermatt Village plus Mt. Gornergrat Private Tour from Zermatt

See the Matterhorn from the summit of the Gornergrat on a 6-hour, private from Zermatt that includes entrance fees and tickets for the Gornergrat railway. Explore the Alpine village of Zermatt, learn about local mountaineering history, and visit the Matternhorn Museum, where you’ll find exhibits on Valaisian traditions and mountain expeditions, as well as footage of the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.
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6 hours
from $295.91

Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Zürich

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel railway to Zermatt.

At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich.
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11 hours 30 minutes
from $220.81

6-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich including Mt. Titlis Cable Car

Enhance your experience of Switzerland — land of Alpine splendor, icy glaciers, and lush green meadows — on this 6-day tour from Zurich. Eliminate the hassle of arranging transport, accommodation, and activities independently, and relax with the knowledge that you’re experiencing the very best of Switzerland. Explore the cosmopolitan cities of Lucerne, Geneva, and Berne; see the natural landscapes of Lake Como, Nufenen Pass, and Valais; and delve into Swiss history in medieval towns such as Chur and Zermatt. 3 and 4-star accommodation, breakfast, and two dinners are included.
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6 days
from $2,230.52

4-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich Including Mt. Titlis Cable Car

Hop between the mountain towns of the Swiss Alps on a 4-day sightseeing trip from Zurich. With hotel accommodations and transport included, the experience allows you to visit the alps’ must-see towns with ease. Interlaken, Lucerne, Gruyère, Geneva, Bern and Zermatt — home of the Matterhorn — are on the itinerary, as well as a cable car ride to the tip of Mt Titlis. Bring your camera and enjoy ample free time to complement the guided tours.
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4 days
from $1,614.04

4-Day Switzerland Tour from Geneva to Zurich Including Italy and Liechtenstein Visits

Let the Alpine majesty of Switzerland seduce you on a spectacular 4-day tour that weaves through the rural beauty of Italy and Liechtenstein. From Zurich, venture to idyllic Alpine towns like St Moritz, Zermatt and Lugano and relish their stunning natural scenery. Cruise the shores of Italy’s luscious Lake Como; see the impressive historical monuments of Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s quaint capital; and marvel at the visual magnitude of Switzerland’s rolling countryside. Transportation by air-conditioned coach and overnight stays in 4-star hotels are included on the tour.
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4 days
from $1,423.50
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Anna R wrote a review Sep 2020
Kent, United Kingdom44 contributions15 helpful votes
Not for whose afraid of heights! Big Cable car (takes you up to the top) breathtaking views!! It also has heated seats, it was amaxing & well needed as it was very cold up there even in August. You can feel quite wobbly on top Restaurant has superb food. Toilet costs 2 swiss franc.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dino W wrote a review Sep 2020
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,248 contributions174 helpful votes
Yes, the Gornergrat train ticket is rather expensive but already on the way up you'll see: it was very much worth it. The view of the Matterhorn and the glaciers is absolutely breathtaking.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jay P wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions18 helpful votes
Avoid. Went up on a boring train and got to the top where the views were uninspiring. Tbf it was a cloudy evening but I was disappointed. After doing Jungfraujoch (awesome) the same morning, I was bitterly disappointed with this. Was only up there 20 minutes too when a guy told me the last train down is leaving. I was told it would be leaving 40 minutes later! Upon rushing to the train which I just made I lost my ticket down. The inspector was very thorough and just doing his job but I was made to feel a bit like some kind of homeless bum that bunked a ride up there. Nothing against him personally as ultimately he let me go (after about 20 minutes of searching through backpack and pockets) and he was just doing his job but that just topped off a horrible experience for me. Maybe on a clear day and in less of a rush it would be a much better experience. But for me personally, just a 1 star I'm afraid.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Will Quaedackers wrote a review Sep 2020
Heerlen, The Netherlands244 contributions5 helpful votes
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What an amazing views on the Swiss alps. It was more then 25years ago I visit the gornergrat, and glaciers were more and longer in that time, it hurts to see what’s happening. We went in the afternoon, it was nice and quit and the sky was more clear then in the morning, from the top we walked to the riffelsee, and took the train back from there to Zermatt. Fantastic experience
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Helping_Hand wrote a review Aug 2020
Reading, United Kingdom747 contributions49 helpful votes
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We used the birthday lockdown offer and got free tickets on them Don’t think it’s worth the full price, definitely use some discount pass .. the views from the train are gorgeous
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Date of experience: August 2020
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