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Gornergrat, Zermatt

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For a classic train experience in the Alps, hop on Gornergrat, one of the highest railway lines in Europe. Opened in 1898, the railway takes sightseers and hikers from the resort village of Zermatt to the very top of a rocky ridge in the western part of the Alps. The first electric rack railway built in Switzerland, the line passes through a popular skiing area, noted for its 29 peaks reaching above 4,000 m (13,000 ft) in elevation. On clear days the line's terminus at the top of the ridge offers unbeatable views of the surrounding mountaintops, as well as the second largest glacier in the Alps. Our Zermatt trip builder app makes visiting Gornergrat and other Zermatt attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We took the excellent train service up to Gornergrat. We were travelling with one elderly parent and the facilities were fine for accessibility (and no problems with the altitude). The terrace was.....  more
    We took the excellent train service up to Gornergrat. We were travelling with one elderly parent and the facilities were fine for accessibility (and no problems with the altitude). The terrace was.....  more »
  • We really love this place. We bought a 3 day pass (highly recommended) which, while expensive, meant we could travel on any of the mountain cable cars pretty much any time we wanted. I think we... 
    We really love this place. We bought a 3 day pass (highly recommended) which, while expensive, meant we could travel on any of the mountain cable cars pretty much any time we wanted. I think we...  more »
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  • Glaciers abounding. A trip to see the Matterhorn and other peaks you have to take in Switzerland 🇨🇭
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