Map Gornergrat

The ride on the Gornergrat Railway is a real highlight. The cogwheel railway takes guests from Zermatt station to a lofty 3,089 metres above sea level. The view from the train ride alone offers countless postcard motifs: the Matterhorn, the Valais chalets and a stunning panorama.

The Gornergrat is among those locations that one must have visited at least once in a lifetime. Europe’s highest outdoor cogwheel railway runs all year round from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. The railway conquers a total of 1,469 metres altitude in the process and leads across impressive bridges, through galleries and tunnels, past larch-and-pine forests, rocky ravines and mountain lakes.

Surrounded by no fewer than 29 4,000-metre giants such as the majestic Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze as well as the third-longest glacier of the Alps, Gornergrat rewards visitors with a view that is overwhelming indeed.

In summer, the Gornergrat is a unique hiker’s paradise. A hike to the alpine garden, Riffelsee or the blacknose sheep is worthwhile for young and old. In winter, the possibilities are endless. Sledging, hiking, snowshoeing or skiing guarantee a view of the Matterhorn. The multimedia adventure world “Zooom the Matterhorn” can be visited all year round.

  • Altitude: 3,089 m a.s.l.
  • Arrival: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, valley station of the Gornergrat Railway located directly opposite Zermatt railway station
  • Travel duration to summit: 33 min to the top / 44 min back
  • Attractions:
    • best view of the Matterhorn
    • world-famous Matterhorn reflection on Lake Riffelsee (visible in calm weather)
    • unique mountain panorama of 29 breathtaking 4,000-metre (13,000-feet) summits
    • viewing terraces, theme trails and photopoints such as “Golden Spot” with Lok3003
    • Iteractive exibition: ZOOOM the Matterhorn – See. Feel. Marvel.
  • NostalChic Class:
    A unique day in the cosy luxurous atmosphere of a nostalgic coach by Matterhorn Railway awaits the visitors. The excursion includes: A guaranteed window seat during the ride from Zermatt to Gornergrat. Fascinating stories told by an experienced guide. A big choice of gastronomic highlights with local specialities along the stretch. And much more.
  • Website: Gornergrat