Zermatt Gornergrat Railway


The Zermatt Gornergrat Railway line is one of the highest trains in Europe.

The Gornergrat train goes from the village centre in Zermatt to Gornergrat 10,100 ft in 33 minutes. From this vantage point, you see one of the most beautiful mountain panoramas in the world– with a view of the Matterhorn 14,700 ft along with 29 other mountain peaks over 13,000 ft.

The train is a technical masterpiece of 19th century engineering where the train engineers created the world’s first fully electric cog railway. It made its maiden trip to Gornergrat on 20 August 1898.

Once on top of the Gornergrat, there are interesting shops, self-service restaurant, outdoor tables and chairs on the veranda to take in the incredible beautiful mountain peak panoramas.

There is also a short outside path to a viewing platform where you can explore and enjoy all the surrounding mountains.

This is truly one of Europe’s most majestic mountain vistas.