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Gornergrat, Canton of Valais

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See the Matterhorn from the perfect vantage point of Gornergrat. At an elevation of 3,089 m (10,135 ft), the mountain features a sunny observation deck from which you can catch a glimpse of its much-photographed neighbor. The mountain also boasts the world's first fully electrified cog railway and hosts a high-speed modern rail line that shuffles visitors back and forth between the base and summit, which includes a restaurant, gift shops, astronomical observatory, and Europe's highest hotel. Use our Zermatt vacation trip planner to add Gornergrat and other attractions to your Zermatt vacation plans.
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  • Observation platform lets consider Monte Rosa, Lyskamm, mountains of Castor and Pollux, four glacier. To the trough with salt come mountain goats. You can get around on foot. If you come upstairs on the train, there may be a little shortness of breath during physical exercise.
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  • the view from the top is just breath-taking; you can either walk up or down (in winter: parts of) the way between Zermatt and Gornergrat, or you just take the train up&down again 
  • We went up on 16 November and the mall was closed, with only one cafe I think. Luckily we brought own snacks and had great picnic watching the Matterhorn and alps. Information centre said that no trek...  more »
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  • Just briliant. One of best views in Alps. Matterhorn looking epic from here.
  • You can see over 20 mountains including Matterhorn , 360 degrees view!
  • Stunning views. Perfect for downloading walk to the next station instead of grab that was left at the top.
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  • Great view!
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  • If you love the mountains is to visit
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