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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  • We love the train up to gornergrat and the view from top. Amazing. Swiss alps are incredible beauty of nature  more »
  • Take the train early in the morning to the the top of the World. The scenery is fantastic. Ski the pist as the first of the day to Furri, Fantastic!  more »
  • Great site where you can see the Matterhorn and the main peaks of the Swiss Alps. Advice to climb with the train and walk
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