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.
June - October
|Suitable for children with age||
6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
Not Wheelchair accessible
Adventure, Nature, Active