What to do at Gornergrat in Summer
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What to do at Gornergrat in Summer

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The majestic beauty of Matterhorn is in full display when you take the iconic Gornergrat Railway. Celebrate its 125th anniversary with a host of special activities and offers.


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Ever seen the picture-perfect views of stunning Matterhorn and wondered how to get there? Then let us introduce you to Gornergrat Railway, the railway which has been riding up to Gornergrat for 125 years now.

Take a trip on Europe's first fully electrified cog railway and admire sweeping panoramic vistas from 3,089 metres up. This year is extra special, as the railway celebrates its 125th year. It's a great time to attend special events, enjoy discount tickets or enter the photography competition for a chance to win two Zermatt-Gornergrat return tickets each month.


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From Zermatt up to Gornergrat

You board the train in the village of Zermatt and travel for 35 minutes past impressive sights: from varied landscapes to green meadows and the Matterhorn peak visible at all times.

Get ready to enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Gorner Glacier, Switzerland's second largest glacier and an impressive array of 29 mountain peaks which sit at over 4000 metres high.

The blacknose sheep, a common sight at Gornergrat © Gornergrat Railway


What to do at Gornergrat in Summer

Gornergrat boasts one of the finest panoramas in the world but it is also a great area for summer activities and spending some quality time with family.

‘Meet the sheep’ themed trail is one of the best ways to admire the charming blacknose sheep. Along this trail, you will easily find videos, facts and figures about this local breed, as well as interesting information about grazing on the Alps, the flowers and animals that thrive on the Gornergrat.

If you'd rather take it indoors due to bad weather, just step into the nearby 'ZOOOM the Matterhorn' multimedia exhibition for an up-close look at one of Switzerland's most iconic landmarks - included with your ticket price if Gornergrat is the start or end station of your ticket.

Immersing in the Matterhorn world at ZOOOM the Matterhorn © Gornergrat Railway


Are you looking to add something special and unique to your bucket list? Then you must save some time for the Sunrise event at Riffelsee and Gornergrat. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience and watch the sun as it rises over the Riffelsee lake. From violet to blue and to the golden glow of the first rays of sun, you will admire a breathtaking palette of colours as you greet the new day. If you're passionate about photography, this is definitely a must-try.

Plus there are plenty more activities available with Gornergrat summer experiences: options range from gourmet tours to mountain biking adventures, so nobody will be short on entertainment.

Kids will love the 'Meet the Sheep' trail © Gornergrat Railway


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Need more inspiration for your summer plans?

We gathered plenty of uniquely Swiss experiences for this summer. From the typical Swiss hikes to gastronomic experiences, open-air swimming, and urban sightseeing. 

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