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Gornergrat – an exciting excursion mountain since 1898

Gornergrat is a panoramic mountain that offers top-class natural paradise. The Gornergrat Bahn takes you from Zermatt to Gornergrat, which is 3089 m high. On your exploration in this fascinating mountain, you can discover the stone pine and larch forests. In the summers, find the alpine meadows full of flowers. And on your visit in the winter season, you can admire and enjoy in the snow-capped high mountains including such famous Matterhorn (4478 m), Liskamm (4527 m) and Dufour-Spitze (4634 m). On a culinary level too, the Gornergrat offers everything you could wish for. You can ensure a comfortable stay at Kulmhotel Gornergrat. This hotel in the Swiss Alps is situated at an altitude of 3100 m height and other restaurants nearby the route- side serve you the best food and drink. While your excursion in Gornergrat, vastalpine meadows in summer full of flowers and the idealic mountain village resorts.

Reaching There

The Gornergrat Bahn that runs between Zermatt to Gornergrat takes you to the destination. This route is a 6 km long meter gauge mountain rack railway, with abt rack system.

Sight Seeing

The Gorner Gorge The Gorner Gorge is an adventurous spot, where you can find cruising water masses thundering into the depths through the narrow rock formations. In this dizzing heights you can enjoy exciting adventure like fixed rope climbing route.

Matterhorn horizon Viewpoint

Never fail to admire the most experience of the lifetime. Admire the dawn in the Matterhorn horizon from the Gornergrat. Witness the panoramic and majestic Matterhorn rises view steeply in the early morning sky. Depart from Täsch railway station 20 minutes earlier than from Zermatt. You can get tickets from the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn ticket office.


Kulmhotel Gornergrat The Kulmhotel in Gornergrat ensures a comfortable stay in hightest hotel of the Swiss Alps. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursionists, for almost a century. Its breathtaking panorama in the midst of 29 peaks, unique location and the traditional hospitality of the Valais, have made it a popular venue for climbers, skiers, sun-worshippers and astronomers too.

Toboggan Run

Enjoy a ride from Rotenboden to Riffelberg, which are 2819 m and 2582 m above the sea level. This journey lasts for about 10 minutes. You can get trains from Riffelberg to Rotenboden after every 10 minutes. So, tour in the winter and enjoying yourself on the Rotenboden-Riffelberg toboggan run. Well maintained toboggans are available for hire at the Rotenboden station.

A trip up to the Gornergrat

Enjoy the journey from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. It takes around 40 minutes. The rack railway, which was the first electric railway in Switzerland, was built in 1898. View the Matterhorn that appears ever larger and more magnificent. You can see that the villages of Zermatt appear more and more like a collection of doll's houses.

The train stops at several stations on the way. A small tram takes guests from Riffelalp station to the 5-star luxury hotel Riffelalp Resort 2222. It is a favorite stay place in autumn season. The Zermatt Festival during the autumn attracts many tourists for its featuring musicians from the Berliner Philharmonic.

Riffelberg is the next stop and there are comfortable hotel and restaurant in this place. It is an ideal training ground for skiing in the winter season. While in summer, this place is a perfect venue for rock climbing and hiking.

Matterhorn horizon Viewpoint

From the station Rotenboden, proceed towards the Igloo village and the toboggan run. It is a venue of golfing tournament on the alpine meadows, in the summer season.

Terminal station

The Gornergrat is the final destination, which is 3,089 metres above sea level. The Kulmhotel Gornergrat, which is a 3-star hotel welcome you to the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps. This hotel provides freshly refurbished at a cost of CHF 8.5 million. One can find shopping mall with Swiss products and two restaurants.


Enjoy a walk down from Riffelalp station to view the past Lake Grünsee to the charming hamlet of Findeln. It is a real Mecca for gourmands with the mountain restaurants Chez Vrony, Findlerhof, Enzian and Paradies.

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