For a classic train experience in the Alps, hop on Gornergrat, one of the highest railway lines in Europe. Opened in 1898, the railway takes sightseers and hikers from the resort village of Zermatt to the very top of a rocky ridge in the western part of the Alps. The first electric rack railway built in Switzerland, the line passes through a popular skiing area, noted for its 29 peaks reaching above 4,000 m (13,000 ft) in elevation. On clear days the line's terminus at the top of the ridge offers unbeatable views of the surrounding mountaintops, as well as the second largest glacier in the Alps. Our Zermatt trip builder app makes visiting Gornergrat and other Zermatt attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
We had an amazing clear sky for our visit up the Gornergrat. The train ride takes you past several stops as it climbs up giving awesome views of the mountains and the Matterhorn the right hand side go... more »
The train moves at a nice speed allowing for picture taking. The view is like no other in the world. This is a great way to experience the mountains if you are not a skier. more »
Known to be one of the most photographed mountains on earth, this destination is a must visit during Switzerland tour. I visited here in month of July (summer) however got a snowfall during visit. There is a train plying from Zermatt to Gornergrat.
Definitely worth the price! A great view of the Matterhorn.
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