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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  • August 10, 2017
    Having already visited Mt Titlis and Jungfrau, we weren't sure we wanted to go to another peak on our Switzerland trip. But thank god, we did ! Gornergrat turned out to offer the most breathtaking vie...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Very good views at the top of mountain as weather was good. There was no snow as we visited this place in Summer (July 2017). No need to book tickets in advance, there was not much of rush and train l...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Glaciers have a look here! It was where I felt. Snowbound glacier and snow just becomes so time can be as long as it doesn't snow (7-8) to I would go.
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