Dining with the stars - a dinner under the probably most beautiful sky of the world. Enjoy a meat fondue in the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat accompanied by astronomic guide Peter Salzmann. As a highlight, visit the observatory with its telescope in the cupola room of the Kulmhotel.
Nowhere else the sky is as clear as on the Gornergrat: Almost no light pollution and a wonderful panorama with the Matterhorn itself and 28 other four-thousand-metre peaks. No wonder that this hotspot is well known among astronomers. "Dining with the stars" offers the possibility to hobby stargazers and interested people the opportunity to explore the wonderful night sky above Zermatt, to marvel at it and to learn something about the origin of the constellations. "Dining with the stars" doesn't mean that you dine together with celebrities, but rather that the stars in the night sky are virtually your table neighbours.
Reach for the stars with the Gornergrat Railway
- Train ride Zermatt–Gornergrat–Zermatt
- All-you-can-eat Chinese fondue buffet and dessert buffet
- Visit to the Gornergrat observatory
- Departure in Zermatt at 18:24
- Back to Zermatt at 23:15
Star science with astronomic guide Peter Salzmann
Every Thursday evening from January to March, the Gornergrat Railway takes you up the Gornergrat. Local star gazing guide Peter Salzmann introduces visitors to the constellations under an incomparable starry sky. He also shows you how to navigate using a star chart, and throws in a few selected myths about the Greek gods for good measure.
Meat fondue at 3100 metres above sea level
Winter time is fondue time – even at 3100 metres above sea level. A feast that is as large as your appetite awaits you at the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat. You can help yourself to as many servings as you like at the meat fondue buffet. The romantic atmosphere provides the perfect finish to your excursion before you head back to Zermatt on the Gornergrat Railway.
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