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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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  • It is a little pricey to get the train ticket to go up and back down but it is so worth it. Even though you can see the Matterhorn from almost all of Zermatt, these views are spectacular. There is a.....  more
    It is a little pricey to get the train ticket to go up and back down but it is so worth it. Even though you can see the Matterhorn from almost all of Zermatt, these views are spectacular. There is a.....  more »
  • If you made it all the way to Zermatt, you must take this train up to Gornergrat. It is more than just quaint - it is an interesting bit of engineering with great views of the Matterhorn. 
    If you made it all the way to Zermatt, you must take this train up to Gornergrat. It is more than just quaint - it is an interesting bit of engineering with great views of the Matterhorn.  more »
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