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Switzerland - Gornegrat Bahn - Europe's Highest Open-Air Cog Railway

Updated on September 23, 2012
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Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
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Gornergrat Train, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Gornergrat Train, Wallis, Switzerland
Gornergrat Train, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Igloo Village view from Gornergrat Bahn, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Gornergrat Station, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
 Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Lady Matterhorn view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Gornergrat Hotel , Wallis, Switzerland
Gornergrat Hotel , Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama, the Lady Matterhorn peak - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama, the Lady Matterhorn peak - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
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Alpine Panorama, the Lady Matterhorn peak - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - view from Riffelberg Express Gondola, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat - Lady Matterhorn, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat - Lady Matterhorn, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat - Lady Matterhorn, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat - Lady Matterhorn, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland | Source
Alpine Panorama - Peak of Matterhorn, view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland
Alpine Panorama - Peak of Matterhorn, view from Gornergrat, Wallis, Switzerland

Going to Gornegra

We continued our daily excursion from the Glacier Paradise rode down with a cable car to Trockener Steg, changed ride to Furi Station and again transfered on our way up to Riffelberg Station where we waited for the Gornergrat Bahn up to the Gornergrat Alpine area.

We had a day Travelpass so we really had a very convenient opportunity to ride on all the gondolas, cable cars and cog rail.

The sun continued to shine so bright with 6 degrees temperature in Zermatt and in Gornegrat -2 degrees. the sunrays was warm enough like spring weather.

We enjoyed our ride with the Gondolas viewing other parts of the magnificent lower to higher alp mountains, The different ski stations, ski grounds and ski slopes of different skier levels.

Gornegrat Bahn has been operating for more than 100 years ascending to the panoramic mountain to Gornegrat 9'339 km from Zermat and is Europes' highest open air cogwheel railway. It is open 300 days a year, departs daily every 24 minutes.

The ride with the Gornegrat Bahn was a beautiful experience as we passed through tunnels, bridges, the way in the middle of forest and rocky alp mountains. More exciting as we were reaching at the top level almost at the peak of the majestic alpine mountains, so near to our eyes as of so near to touch.

Gornegrat is just located at the middle where the area is surrounded with the 29 four thousand metre peaks of the greatest Swiss alpines that crowns the Gornegrat, the second longest glacier in the Alps. It was so beautiful as the sunrays penetrating the snow peak mountains, an spectacular view on sunset, a magical picture during the fullmoon, the moonlight shines and brighten the surrounding peaks of alpine mountains.

One can stay overnight or more in the Kulmhotel Gornegrat and enjoy the wonder of nature with satisfaction.

Other activities one can enjoy in gornegrat are:

Winter hiking

Snowshoe trekking

Tobogganing

Skiing

Snowboarding

Igloo late night fondue in the igloo Village

Starlight Dinner in 3100 Kulmhotel Gornegrat and discover the star universe in the two observatories housed in the domes of the hotel.

Moonlight fascination

Biking and Hiking in Summer



Zermatt

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Zermatt, Wallis, Switzerland
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Zermatt, Wallis, Switzerland
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Back To Zermatt

We took the Gornegrat Railway late afternoon and arrived Zermatt early evening. We met our daughter and her boyfriend in Zermatt center and spent our dinner with Walliser speciality in a typical Walliser restaurant in Zermatt.

After dinner we proceeded to the train station where my daughter left their snowboards in the 24h depot baggage compartment for they plan to come the next day snowboarding.

We rode back to Täsch with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.

It was a very beautiful sunny day and an unforgetable excursion experience.

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Zermatt - Gornegrat Schweiz:
Gornergrat, 3920 Zermatt, Schweiz

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      Abhishek 

      5 years ago

      Wonderful tease to whet our appetites for more. Very aenlapipg composition. The view from this bench looks to be fantastic but I'm also taken with the bench itself what a strong presents it has. It's certainly build to last even through harsh Alpine winters.

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      Carolina 

      6 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for visiting always exploring. Yes this is one of my favorite places in Switzerland.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Sounds like a beautiful place to visit..Thank you for sharing..

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