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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Having paid quite a bit to get here, you should be mindful that your view can be obliterated by cloud in a matter of minutes and the change from sun to heavy rain occurs just as quickly. The views...
Having paid quite a bit to get here, you should be mindful that your view can be obliterated by cloud in a matter of minutes and the change from sun to heavy rain occurs just as quickly. The views... more »
A lot to see at 10,000 feet. Every day we spent in the Alps, it was clear in the morning and clouded over by 1 or 2 pm.
A lot to see at 10,000 feet. Every day we spent in the Alps, it was clear in the morning and clouded over by 1 or 2 pm. more »
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