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Gornergrat, Canton of Valais
(4.9/5 based on 70 reviews on the web)
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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  • Where to look into the 360-degree view is great! Matterhorn and Matterhorn mountains over 4000 m, of course, the Alps second tallest Monte Rosa Rosa, Gorner gletscher Gorner glacier and surrounding it is comprised. Recommended is the number one Observatory. Clean ride to the end, even a 5-minute walk is the Observatory. You can go even if mountain climbing, from children to the elderly, without problems.
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  • My fiancé and I took the Gornergrat Bahn up and stopped at every stop along the way to explore and hike. It was wonderful at every elevation, though having just arrived in Zermatt the day before we de...  more »
  • The Gornergrat in itself is nothing special actually, but from here you have the best Outlook (and the other also beautiful mountains) on the Matterhorn. What is really good on the Gornergrat top - is a hotel and restaurant with a lovely outdoor terrace. From here, you can enjoy the view of the mountains correctly. Mobile phone and Internet reception from here up is pretty bad - my tip to the hotel reception go and ask for the WiFi password (who are very friendly and give also to non - hotel guests)
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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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