Gornergrat Railway

Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Railway Zermatt

Gornergrat Railway Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Gornergrat Zermatt

Riffelsee bei Zermattt, Wallis

Riffelsee bei Zermattt, Wallis

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt

Zermatt

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt: Aroleid

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

29 peaks over 4,000m high surround the rocky ridge between the Findel and Gorner Glaciers, 1,500m above Zermatt. Today, Europe's highest open-air cog railway runs from Zermatt station to the Gornergrat in about half an hour – at 24-minute intervals every single day.

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The Gornergrat Railway has existed for more than 100 years. From the viewing platform at 3135 meters, which is accessible year round, sweeping views extend from the Gorner Glacier to Monte Rosa with its ten snow-capped peeks as far as the Matterhorn. And of course sunsets as viewed from the "3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat" hotel are matchless.

On a wind-still day views of the Matterhorn mirrored in the Riffelsee are world famous. And from here you can also take to one of the bike and hiking routes that lead in all directions; including the alpine footpath via the glacier that leads tot he modern SAC Monte Rosa Hut.

Excursion tips

  • Gorner Gorge – a footpath over narrow bridges and up steps as well as a via ferrata (fixed-rope route) leads through this deep ravine
  • Zermatlantis – an insight into Zermatt’s history at the Matterhorn Museum
  • Sunnegga – a gentle walk from the Alp to the gourmet hamlet of Findeln
  • Lake Riffel – peaceful mountain idyll. The reflection of Matterhorn in the lake is a sight to behold
  • Rothorn – view of the highest mountains in the Valais Alps

Facts

Route: Zermatt–Gornergrat
Distance: 10 km
Duration: 33 min / return journey 44 min
Altitude: 3089m
Accessibility:
Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, with the cog railway to the Gorner ridge
View: Over Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze) to the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and Weisshorn, as well as Mattertal valley and Bernese Alps
Attractions: Views over the Monte Rosa glaciers, Matterhorn reflections in the Riffelsee lake, trips with the Gornergrat cog railway to 3089 meter altitude
Culinary aspects: Refined restaurant with views over Monte Rosa, cheese and Rösti specialities, self-service restaurant
Overnight stays: 22 rooms, each named after a giant (4000 m) peak, with room numbers corresponding to the respective mountain heights.
Groups: Restaurant 100, self-service 150, terrace 80 places, Shopping Mall
Winter: In the Zermatt winter sports region, toboggan run Rotenboden – Riffelberg, with Gornergrat railway travelling year round
Summer: hiking trails, bike routes
Special comments:
Climate trail (Audioguide) Zermatt – Rotenboden – Monte Rosa SAC Hut

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