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Gornergrat Alphorn Festival 2013

Gornergrat Alphorn Festival 2013 with alphorn world record

Set against magnificent mountain scenery that includes the Matterhorn and a further 28 four-thousand metre peaks, the Gornergrat Festival 2013 will shift the alphorn centre stage as a Swiss tradition. The goal will be to better the 2009 alphorn world record that included 366 alphorn players. Various cantonal, national and international alphorn formations, supported by 26 flag twirling formations, will perform on the Gornergrat, Riffelberg and Riffelalp. Highlight: Community concert and world-record attempt by all the alphorn players with a world premiere on the Gornergrat on 17 August (alternative date, if poor weather: 18.08.2013).

Interested formations and associations can send an email to or

Package Offer

A special package offer is available for all those who would like to travel to this spectacular event.

Package offer includes
2nd class train journey to Zermatt from any MGB railway station
Lunch on the Gornergrat, Riffelberg or Riffelalp
Return travel from Zermatt to Gornergrat
2nd class train journey home from Zermatt to any MGB railway station

Full price CHF 92.-
With GA travelcard CHF 62.-

SRF Tagesschau - Report Gornergrat Festival 2009

(in German)