Swiss mountain fun at the highest level


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You’re sure to have heard of Gornergrat near Zermatt – after all, it is one of the world’s most stunning destinations. Just the ride up to the peak at 3089 metres is a highlight in itself: the Gornergrat Bahn is the highest open-air funicular railway in Europe. 

As for the panorama: from the viewing platform you can point your camera right at one of the most extraordinary shots in Switzerland – the legendary Matterhorn. In culinary terms, the highlight is quite clearly the restaurant at the Kulmhotel Gornergrat at 3100 metres. And with the Peak2Peak Ticket there is one more highlight in store for you: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Europe’s highest mountain station with more unique attractions.


A ride on the Gornergratbahn is a must if you want to be able to describe the feeling the trip gives you. These facts and figures will tell you the ride is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry:

  • first electrically driven funicular in Switzerland: opened in 1898
  • 33 minutes from valley to peak
  • 365 days a year
  • starting point: Zermatt station (1620 metres)
  • terminus: Peak Gornergrat (3089 metres)
  • altitude difference: 1469 metres

If you want to experience even more, the Gornergrat round trip is just right for you. Ride up the mountain with the Gornergrat Bahn and back down to Zermatt in the valley, floating in a gondola cable car with the Riffelberg Express. Or vice versa. An adventure for the whole family!


Once in possession of a Peak2Peak ticket, you have two treats to look forward to. Why? In one day, you can enjoy two fascinating vistas in Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and the viewing platform on Gornergrat.

Winter on Gornergrat: skiing and seeking amazing sights

As part of the Matterhorn Ski Paradise, the pistes on Gornergrat enjoy all the advantages that Switzerland’s highest ski area has to offer:

  • perfectly prepared pistes – 360 km in all
  • guaranteed snow
  • the "Slow Slope" for beginners and skiers who like to take it easy (piste 38 at Rotenboden)
  • breath-taking mountain panorama, including the Matterhorn
  • and more ...

Next stop Gornergrat! Do you fancy a winter round trip to Gornergrat? Start by riding the gondola cable car from Zermatt up to Riffelberg. On the way back, the Gornergrat Bahn promises unforgettable views of the Matterhorn.

Further excursions

Aerial view with the view of the ski slope and the Matterhorn | © Christian Pfammatter


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Culinary highpoints on Gornergrat

Enjoying exciting moments in Zermatt’s mountain world will give you an appetite for more, also for more culinary delights. Savour one of Switzerland’s famous national dishes with a view of the Matterhorn on the side – learn the true art of Alpine enjoyment in the restaurant on Gornergrat.