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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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  • 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 »
  • 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  more »