Gornergrat

Gornergrat, Zermatt: Address, Phone Number, Gornergrat Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Cathrien H
Nuenen, The Netherlands13 contributions
Sep 2021
We went with the Cornergratbahn to a stop halfway, and walked to the next station. Very practical. And we went twice till the end of the bahn, to walk and to enjoy the beautiful view. We like to do this again
Written January 24, 2022
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Jack H
41 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Some of, if not the absolute best skiing in the world. Perfect conditions, great people, and all the conveniences you could want.
Written January 9, 2022
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CK and DW
Canterbury, UK122 contributions
Jan 2022
We used the Gornergrat Bahn train to visit this incredible location and it was utterly spectacular. If ever a place deserved the accolade of awesome, this is it. The view of Matterhorn is truly breathtaking. Magical.

I can't really say much more- there are not adequate words. You just have to experience it for yourself.
Written January 8, 2022
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EricF7
Boudry, Switzerland305 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Excellent to do for a view on the Matterhorn - check weather conditions before going up - use the live cams of Gornegrat to ensure you have a top view.
Written November 15, 2021
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Kim S
Saint Joseph, MO101 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The awe inspiring view at this location made our trip so far to Switzerland worth while. I can’t imagine topping this one. Unfortunately the cloud hovered around the Matterhorn top but this still made amazing photos. Make time for this trip in your life.
Written November 3, 2021
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zhwfr10
Toronto, Canada67 contributions
Sep 2021
Stunning views of the valley, Mount Rosa, Matterhorn and many glaciers. It has a restaurant and a souvenir shop with reasonable prices. My eyes hurt a bit without sunglasses
Written October 31, 2021
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MN_TravellerMsp
Minnetonka, MN281 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wow! Wow! The train ride and scenery is amazing. The mountain peaks belong to God (Psalm 95:4) and we get to revel at them and enjoy them along with the train ride and hikes.

Gornergrat is worth it!
Written September 22, 2021
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Con K
Ringgold, GA458 contributions
Sep 2021
A MUST do in Zermatt. This was one of, if not the, highlight of our two week trip to Switzerland. Great photos of Matterhorn and surrounding mountains and glaciers.
Written September 12, 2021
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Hazel S
115 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
8am train so few people on the train and at the top. Views are really spectacular of both the Matterhorn and the glaciers. Man grumpy in cafeteria. Did the walk down to next station. It is rocky and not an easy path. Be careful. It’s longer than the 35 mins that the sign says. But worth it with stunning views. Got the train down to next station and bought snacks at the little shop. The lady at the station was lovely and good to chat to. Beware train at about 2.30 pm is very busy with people standing. Not pleasant with the COVID situation. Masks were worn. Definitely recommend if weather is clear.
Written September 9, 2021
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XS-Baggage
Newark-on-Trent, UK360 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
With the benefit of hindsight, we wouldn’t have done this trip! No evidence that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic.
We spent half an hour shut in a glass sided corridor along with a couple of hundred other people - no air to the point all the windows were getting misted up. After 10 minutes, when the previous train left the station, the train company could easily have opened the doors to allow their customers into the fresh air of the station platform.
In fairness customers weren’t displaying much common sense either with people seemingly not bothered about distancing queueing in normal pre-pandemic fashion. Even on the crowded train we were the only people in our carriage to open the window until, about half way up, someone opened theirs to take a photo of the Matterhorn before closing it up again!!
People seem to think that, because they’ve had vaccinations, they can’t get Covid! Think again folks - after two Pfizer vaccinations my Father has just had it - and picked up from a much less likely situation that the Gornergrat Station.
Written September 7, 2021
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