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Gorner Gorge

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Loved it!

Really enjoyed walking through the gorge, it was also good to have a break from the hot weather for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alison N
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Pleasant Surprise

This is a short walk from town of Zermatt it was a pleasant surprise would highly recommend it only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert C
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Phoenix, Arizona
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The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature. The Gorner gorge offers a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Since the last ice age, the waters of the Gornervispe have carved an ever deeper chasm. Access for tourists was created back in 1886 and 1887. The rock, greenish serpentinite, is about 220 million years old. This natural spectacle is a 15-minute walk from the end of the village of Zermatt. Summer •Trip through the gorge on foot Tip: •a visit to the gorge from about mid-September, between 3pm and 4pm, is especially impressive: in the special light conditions, the water takes on a brilliant turquoise color •Trip through the upper stretches of the gorge - Gorge adventure (with mountain guide, bookable offer)
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“rushing water” (3 reviews)
“small fee” (3 reviews)
“board walk” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed walking through the gorge, it was also good to have a break from the hot weather for a bit. Not sure why some people complained about the price - they have to maintain the wooden walkways somehow. Also the lady who too our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short walk from town of Zermatt it was a pleasant surprise would highly recommend it only costs 5 chf make sure you have cash no credit cards. It is a 20 minute walk from Zermatt and offers beautiful views of the Matterhorn...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to visit if you have spare time on your hands in Zermatt. You can hike to the place or take a bus. It is a short ride there. Takes about an hour for the entire tour. There is a small...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive gorge, good walk from Zermatt. Some steep uphill.5 franc entry. Not for the faint-hearted walking along boards (safe) to the thundering falls, quite a few steps, don't look back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to the Gorner Gorge from our hotel in Zermatt. There is a steep walk up to the Gorge entrance. I thought I would mention this as the hike is often described as good for seniors, but I think people should be aware that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked up and through the gorge with my two daughters for a pleasant alternative to another alpine hike. We all loved it and couldn't stop taking photos. There's nothing wrong about alpine hikes with fantastic views; it's just that we are lucky enough to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

note: must pay 5 Franc when you get to the end/go to the entrance. There is a person who'll be waiting for you at the shop near the bridges. This place is very well maintained, at first when i saw the bridges, I was like,...More

Thank Jess C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This short hike through the Gorner Gorge was beautiful. The hiking bridges and platforms were incredibly well maintained.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't originally intended visiting Gorner Gorge but found ourselves close by one afternoon and decided to have a look, so glad we did. Only a short walk but well worth visiting if only to see the way the walkways are anchored to the walls....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time in Zermatt in summer, we have been for winter but were keen to experience the area in summer and it didn't disappoint. The Gorge was a real highlight, so beautiful! We really enjoyed walking up and taking the sights in....More

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