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Gornergrat Railway - Things to Know Before Visiting

Bahnhofpl. 9, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

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About Gornergrat Railway

The Gornergrat Railway is a mountain rack railway, located in the Swiss canton of Valais. It links the resort village of Zermatt, situated at 1,604 m above mean sea level, to the summit of the Gornergrat. The Gornergrat railway station is situated at an altitude of 3,089 m, which makes the Gornergrat Railway the second highest railway in Europe after the Jungfrau, and the highest open-air railway on the continent. The line opened in 1898 and was the first electric rack railway to be built in Swi


Attractions Near Gornergrat Railway

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis0.5km from Gornergrat Railway

The Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt is a cultural-natural museum whose main theme is the Matterhorn. The museum is in the form of a reconstituted mountain village consisting of 14 houses, and relates the history and development of tourism in the Zermatt area, including the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party. The museum displays one of the two stones that Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-61 mission in

Sunnegga
Sunnegga1.95km from Gornergrat Railway

The Sunnegga Paradise is a ski area that forms part of the Zermatt ski resort, in Valais, Switzerland. The area relating to skiing is found on the Rothorn mountain, above the town of Zermatt. The trails extend to the valley floor between the Rothorn and Gornergrat mountains and includes the ski runs directly down to the Oberhausern area of the town of Zermatt, terminating at the passenger lift that takes skier directly down inside the funicular train station in the area. The Sunnegga area catc

Grünsee
Grünsee3.52km from Gornergrat Railway

The Grünsee is the perfect spot to stop and relax along a walk – for a picnic and swim while enjoying views of the Matterhorn. The water of the Grünsee is indeed green, but rather cold as it is fed by the surrounding mountain springs. It is quite remote and is only accessible by foot. There is a small hamlet nearby of the same name.

Unterrothorn
Unterrothorn3.81km from Gornergrat Railway

The Unterrothon is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, overlooking Zermatt in the canton of Valais. It is located west of the Oberrothorn, on the range north of the Findel Glacier. The summit can be reached by cable car via Sunnegga and Blauherd. The Rothorn paradise is one of the main ski areas located around Zermatt.

Riffelsee
Riffelsee4.65km from Gornergrat Railway

Riffelsee is an alpine lake above the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It lies below the Riffelhorn at an elevation of 2757 m, and has a surface area of 0.45 ha. The lake can be reached from the Rotenboden railway station on the Gornergratbahn mountain railway. One of the beautiful area to spend some leisure time and also trekking is possible here. swimming and fishing is possible here.

Schwarzsee
Schwarzsee4.9km from Gornergrat Railway

The Schwarzsee is a small lake near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below the Matterhorn next to the mountain ridge and to the cable car station of the same name at an elevation of 2,552 m. Its surface area is 0.5 ha. A chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows – the chapel Maria zum Schnee – lies on the edge of the lake. It can be reached by cable car from Zermatt. Tou can spend some nice time there and can experience this picturesque location and its climate.

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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.

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