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 online travel planner to add Gornergrat and other attractions to your Zermatt vacation plans.
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  • Although I could not see the Matterhorn from Gornergrata, as it was hidden by clouds, the massif of Monte Rosa failed to review in all its splendor. The highest peak in Switzerland, Dufourspitze (more than 4600 m), peak Dunant (almost equal in height), and about a dozen peaks over 4000 m are free of cloud and formed the awesome beauty of the horizon against the blue sky. Gorner glacier at the bottom and with its breath-taking views, waterfalls and lakes.
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  • From the Gornergrat to the top of the train, the horse crest is in sight, and the spectacular glacier is even more sighs! It's beautiful ~ if there is a chance to come here! Schedule a 2-night stay at Zermatt and enjoy the view.
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  • Anyway awesome! Is the best! There are decent people, but broad very much. Large natural!
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  • Can be chilly as well in summer. So worth the trip with many train stops along the way. You can hop on and off with your ticket. Afternoon tickets are cheaper compared to the evenings and you get a discount with the Swiss Train Pass. The view of the Matterhorn from the TOP is spectacular. There is a restaurant which allows you to r lax with a view for a premium price, off course. Highly recommended as there are many hiking trails along the way.
  • Beautiful mountain scenery, a glacier you could almost reach out and touch, aaaannd....Der Matterhorn! Classic Alpine experience!
  • Great Panorama view! You will be have so much to see from there!
  • google gives a wrong address
  • Great view point for Matterhorn

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