The best views of the Matterhorn are from the summit of the Gornergrat at 3,089m.The highest-altitude open-air cog railway in Europe operates all year round.
Surrounded by no fewer than 29 4,000-metre giants such as the majestic Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze as well as the third-longest glacier of the Alps, Gornergrat rewards visitors with a view that is overwhelming indeed.
In summer, marvel at the reflection of the Matterhorn on the surface of the Riffelsee and enjoy great hiking trails and cycling routes on this adventure mountain. In winter, the beautiful tobogganing run from Rotenboden to Riffelberg is just one of the experiences on offer, with sunny pistes, a children’s ski park and snowball fights on the winter hiking trail all sure to delight both young and old.
|Altitude:||3,089 m a.s.l.|
|Arrival:||Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, from Zermatt by cog railway to the Gornergrat.|
|Timetable:||Operates year-round, during the high season in 24-minute intervals|
|Travel duration to summit:||approx. 35 min. each way.|
|Attractions:||View of the glaciers of Monte Rosa, reflection of Matterhorn in Lake Riffel (visible in calm weather), journey with the Gornergrat cog railway to 3,089 m a.s.l..|
|Food & beverage:||Elegant restaurant with a view onto Monte Rosa mountain massif, cheese and roesti (Swiss fried grated potato dish) specialities, self-service restaurant.|
Hyperreality photo available in the Matterhorn PhotoShop in the Gornergrat Kulm all year round.
Reduced rate mountain rail ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard.
Fascinating and comprehensive information around the Gornergrat, featuring highlights and relevant facts and figures, can be downloaded here: