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The Gorner Gorge is one of the most fascinating scenic attractions in Zermatt. It is an easy 20-minute walk from the south end of the village of Zermatt.

Over 130 years ago Zermatt pioneers discovered a particularly lovely natural attraction: the Gorner Gorge. The gorge was formed by the Gornera River over thousands of years and is known for its unique formations and spectacular waterfalls. The green-tinged serpentinite stone is around 220 million years old.

A well-kept path passes through galleries and over wooden walkways. It is an easy 20-minute walk. You can continue on to Blatten or Moos if you would like a longer walk. More adventurous souls can hire a mountain guide to take a three to four-hour tour of the Gorner Gorge.

From the middle of October it's worth visiting the gorge in the afternoon between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. because the late afternoon sun turns the waters a striking turquoise.

Getting there: Take the train to Zermatt. The entrance to the gorge is a 20-minute walk away.

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Season
June - October
Time required
1-2 hours
Suitable for children with age
6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
Accessible
Not Wheelchair accessible
Difficulty
Low
Weather
Outdoor
Category
Adventure, Nature, Active

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