Gornergrat

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Gornergrat

Over 20 gigantic 4000 and more meter-high peaks surround the rocky ridge between the Findelen and Gornergletscher, at 1500 meters above Zermatt. Since over a century a cog railway has made its way here – and still does today, every 24 minutes. 

From the 3135 meter-high viewing platform accessible year-round, views extend over the Gorner Glacier to Monte Rosa with its ten snow-capped summits and notorious Matterhorn. Sunsets viewed from the Kulm Hotel on the Gorner ridge are truly remarkable. 

World-renowned are views of the mighty Matterhorn mirrored in the lake on a day free of wind. Not to speak of numerous bike and hiking routes in all directions, topped by an alpine path over the glacier that leads to the new SAC Monte-Rosa hut.

 

Information

Altitude: 3089m 

 

Accessibility:

Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, with the cog railway to the Gorner ridge

 

View: Over Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze) to the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and Weisshorn, as well as Mattertal valley and Bernese Alps

 

Attractions: Views over the Monte Rosa glaciers, Matterhorn reflections in the Riffelsee lake, trips with the Gornergrat cog railway to 3089 meter altitude

 

Culinary aspects: Refined restaurant with views over Monte Rosa, cheese and Rösti specialities, self-service restaurant  

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