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Gornergrat, Zermatt

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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.
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  • Absolutely stunning panorama at the top - we were lucky to get a blue sky day when 30 peaks or more over 4,000 metres are visible, a 360 degree view. We spent about 2 hours at the top station before....  more
    Absolutely stunning panorama at the top - we were lucky to get a blue sky day when 30 peaks or more over 4,000 metres are visible, a 360 degree view. We spent about 2 hours at the top station before....  more »
  • Unfortunately we got a foggy, extremely cloudy day that kept the Matterhorn under cover the entire day. That initially felt like a punch to the gut as the tickets to the top are not cheap and we... 
    Unfortunately we got a foggy, extremely cloudy day that kept the Matterhorn under cover the entire day. That initially felt like a punch to the gut as the tickets to the top are not cheap and we...  more »
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  • Really beautiful place where you can see in total 7 glaciers, the Gorner being the 3rd largest glacier in the Alps. There is a fabulous view of the Matterhorn and other mountains. I went for a short winter hiking route from Rotenboden to Riffelberg... I felt awe for the landscape.
  • You can look at flabbergasting landscapes while going up by the Gornergratbahn and then have a breathtaking view while on top! A 360 panoramic view with the highest and most popular swiss summits (Dufourspitze and Matterhorn) and glaciers. A must-see in Switzerland! From then, it is possible to hike in the mountains, hike down to Riffelsee or go back in train to Zermatt!

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