GORNERGRAT

Explore the Wonders of Gornergrat

Discover Gornergrat, a captivating destination surrounded by 29 towering peaks, including the iconic Matterhorn and Dufourspitze. Your journey begins with a ride on the Gornergrat Railway, which departs from Zermatt station.

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Gornergrat Railway train ascending with the Matterhorn mountain in the background.
A scenic journey to the Gornergrat summit, providing unparalleled views of the iconic Matterhorn.

Your Adventure Awaits at Gornergrat

Summer Hiking Adventures

Summer is the ideal season for hiking at this stunning location. Trails such as the one to Riffelberg and another leading to Rotenboden offer varying levels of difficulty. Along the way, you’ll encounter breathtaking vistas, alpine meadows, and opportunities to spot local wildlife.

Winter Activities

Winter transforms Gornergrat into a snowy paradise. From tobogganing to skiing, the options are endless. The children’s ski park and snowball fights on winter hiking trails make it a family-friendly destination.

Essential Information

  • Altitude: 3,089 meters above sea level
  • Getting There: Board the Gornergrat cog railway at Zermatt station. For the best scenic views, make sure to sit on the right side during the ascent.
  • Timetable: Operates year-round, with 24-minute intervals during peak season.
  • Duration: 33 minutes to the summit, 44 minutes for the return journey.

What to Expect

  • Must-See Attractions: Enjoy views of 29 peaks that rise above 4,000 meters, the Monte Rosa glaciers, and the Matterhorn’s reflection in Lake Riffel.
  • Dining Options: The 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat features a restaurant with panoramic views of the Monte Rosa mountain range. It’s a perfect spot to spend some extra time sipping a beer. The morning hours are generally less crowded compared to the afternoon.

Enhance Your Visit with Swiss Travel Pass and Gornergrat Tickets

Maximize your Gornergrat experience and other mountain excursions such as Schilthorn, Glacier 3000, and more with a Swiss Travel Pass. Enjoy hassle-free travel and receive a 50% discount on Gornergrat tickets.

Time Required for Exploration

Half a day is generally sufficient for exploring. However, if you’re planning to hike, you’ll need additional time to fully enjoy the trails and scenery.

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