Station Zermatt–
Welcome to the mountain!

10 reasons for a journey to Gornergrat

  • We guarantee you the most beautiful view of the Matterhorn
  • Only 50 metres from here and you get straight to the railway going up to the Gornergrat.
  • We are open all year. Want to escape the summer heat?  Or in winter come and see for yourself how deep the snow is?  You can do anything you like.
  • Afraid of heights? Perish the thought - at least with us – we are a railway.
  • Even the trip up the mountain itself is an amazing experience.  You see the Matterhorn from different perspectives and just before Findelbach remember to look left so you don’t miss the impressive waterfall. Our personal favourite is the view between Riffelalp and Riffelberg.
  • Admire the lovely Riffelsee Lake (in summer) or perhaps preferable in winter is a cheese fondue at Rotenboden. Those who don’t want to return immediately or reach the peak could always spend some time at our pretty in-between stations.
  • Our fantastic view includes 29 more mountains with 4,000-metre-high summits.
  • We’ve been going up and down since 1898 and you can get a taste of the good old days of rail travel when one of our historic train compositions is underway.
  • We use an environmentally friendly method to get up the mountain – our locomotives feed back energy and thus they save electricity and are economical. For every three trips down to the valley we retrieve enough energy for one or two more trips up the mountain.
  • The altitude may rise but stress levels sink; go upwards and then relax and ‘come down’.