The 360-degree panorama is gigantic; from various stand points the domineering peak of the Matterhorn seems to be within your reach. But it isn’t only the Matterhorn that captures the eye, it’s also the 28 other four-thousand metre peaks and the Gornergrat glacier – the second largest Alpine glacier – that leave visitors speechless.
Gornergrat Viewing Platform
The platform at 3,131 metres above sea level is reached with an effortless 10 to 15-minute walk from Gornergrat station throughout the year and can even be easily tackled with a baby-buggy (in summer). From here the extent of the splendid 360-degree panorama can be best appreciated. The majestic mountains around the Matterhorn show themselves from their very best sides.
The amazing Viscope telescope
Enhance the view from the Gornergrat when you look through one of the five telescopes. The Viscope Experience Telescope doesn’t only give close-ups but also provides additional information – the names of the peaks, how high they are and the telescope can even outline the route taken by the first Matterhorn climbers. The telescopes can be turned through 360° horizontally and are in use and free of charge 365 days a year. Four telescopes are on the viewing platform and the fifth is directly next to the Gornergrat station for a breath-taking view towards the renowned Monte Rosa mountain hut.