Gornergrat Bahn - Matterhorn


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Wolli and the climate detectives on the Gornergrat

Who can solve the seven riddles relating to the missing glacier fleas? "Wolli and the climate detectives" await at the Zermatt Tourism Office, together with an audio guide, map and binoculars. Even the journey on the Gornergrat Bahn is enigmatic. After an impressive visit to the viewing platform, the train returns to Rotenboden from where the 1½ walk to Riffelberg starts.

Wolli, the black-nosed sheep, and his friends, the squirrel, the Alpine chough, the rock cairn, the Matterhorn etc. will divulge 7 riddles. It all combines to even make the walk lots of fun for kids. Will the young climate detectives succeed in cracking the code to the treasure chest after their return to the village? The climate detectives can look forward to a surprise in the treasure chest. It's a case for the entire family. 

Elevation profile

Route Rotenboden - Riffelberg
Length 3.2 km
Duration ~ 1.5 hours
Difference in elevation 232 metres (Rotenboden 2,815 metres elevation, Riffelberg 2,583 metres elevation)
Feature Extremely family friendly and a suitable walk for children
Cost Participation on the climate audio trail is, in principle, free. However every family member will require a train ticket for the Gornergrat Bahn. Children aged up to 6 years travel free and children with a Junior or Grandchild travelcard who are accompanied by a parent or grandparent can also board at no charge.
Audio guide When hiring the audio guide from Zermatt Tourism, a deposit of CHF 50.– per audio guide is kindly requested. This amount will be refunded on return of the audio guide.

Climate Audio Trail Zermatt - Rotenboden - Monte Rosa Hut

The Gornergrat Bahn and the Alpin Center Zermatt are presenting the Climate Audio Trail that leads from Zermatt to Rotenboden (2,815 metres a.s.l.), and then on to the newly constructed Monte Rosa Hut (2,883 metres a.s.l.). During the course of the 3-hour walk, guests will be transported into a different age, a different climate and into different geographical surroundings by means of an audio guide containing 9 five-minute climate narratives. The audio guide is also recommended for excursions up onto the Gornergrat. This will allow guests to hear individual narratives during the trip up, on the viewing platform or at a quiet place along the trail. 

The audio guides (DE, EN, FR) may be borrowed from the valley station of the Gornergrat Bahn, from Zermatt Tourism and from the Alpine Centre in return for a refundable deposit of CHF 50.-. 

For guests who prefer to receive this information via their mobile phone, the audio guide can also be downloaded as a podcast at www.klimahoerpfad.ch as well as from the provided device at the valley station of the Gornergrat Bahn in Zermatt.