Mount Gornergrat

  • Impressive views of the Matterhorn await you.
  • Note that a Low, Mid and High season pricing applies. Click on the terms & conditions link below to check the applicable dates.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.

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Gornergrat : Spectacular reaches new heights.

No matter how much you’ve seen of the Alps, if you haven’t taken the Gornergrat, you haven’t seen it all. This spectacular roundtrip excursion on the Gornergratbahn mountain rack railway from Zermatt will lead you to Gornergrat Railway Station on Gornergrat and a viewing platform over 10,285 feet up. You’ll see stunning views of 29 peaks, some rising over 13,000 feet. In operation since 1898, this 33-minute trip on Europe’s highest open-air cog railway is unparalleled for its breathtaking vistas and dramatic views of the Matterhorn. Scenic doesn’t begin to describe it as you’re surrounded by pristine, snow-capped panoramas. Getting goosebumps ? Probably due to both the awe-inspiring beauty as much as the crisp air. In fact, this fantastic location looks and feels so close to heaven, astronomers have often used it to study the stars. Gornergrat : even in a place surrounded by peaks, it’s where spectacular reaches new heights.


Panoramic of Pennine Alps with Gronergrat observatory
  • Round-trip travel on the Gornergratbahn mountain cog railway from Zermatt to the Gornergrat train station on Gornergrat.
  • Access to the viewing platform, offering panoramic view of 29 mountain peaks.

Conditions :

  • Exchange voucher for actual ticket within 6 months of issue with the cashier at the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn (GGB) station in Zermatt.
  • Discounted fares are only valid with a Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card please refer to type of pass you have when selecting your tickets.
  • Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card holders must present valid pass/card at time of exchange.
  • Tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
  • Discounted fare for children 6 - 15
  • Children traveling with a Swiss Family Card are free when they travel with a parent or guardian that is traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass. Where noted below, please indicate the number of children that are NOT covered by the Swiss Family Card. Note : these children will be required to purchase a ticket.
  • Facilities are closed for maintenance from November 7 - 8, 2017.
  • Prices are subject to change.

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