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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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  • The most amazing place I have ever been. I wish I could go back again and again. It was stunningly beautiful.  more »
  • Great trip up. Great views at the top. Great food too! Try to go up on a sunny day and get a table outside for lunch. You won't regret the experience! I can be crowded though!  more »
  • 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  more »

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When staying in car-free Zermatt, proximity to amenities is key, as you'll be mostly restricted to traveling by foot. Populated by charming Swiss chalet-style hotels and inns, Zermatt may be humble in character, but not in price. Most of the hotels are fairly expensive, though there is the odd hostel and pension that might offer a slight discount. To save yourself a bit of money, look into renting an apartment in lieu of a hotel. If you're really strapped for cash, consider camping instead--this area offers a year-round mild climate.
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