Full Train ride to Gornergrat, Zermatt, Switzerland
Gornergrat – Top of the world
The Gornergrat is a well-known excursion destination in Zermatt. The observation point is known for its beautiful panoramic views of, among other things, more than 29 peaks over 4,000 metres high.
The Gornergrat Railway is a mountain rack railway, located in the Swiss canton of Valais. It links the resort village of Zermatt, situated at 1,604 m (5,262 ft) above mean sea level, to the summit of the Gornergrat. The railway station is situated at an altitude of 3,089 m (10,135 ft), which makes the Gornergrat Railway the second highest railway in Europe after the Jungfrau, and the highest open-air railway of the continent. The line opened in 1898, and was the first electric rack railway to be built in Switzerland.
The Gornergrat is a starting point for many hikes, as it lies surrounded by 29 peaks rising above 4,000 m (13,123 ft) in the Alps and several glaciers, including the Gorner Glacier (which is billed as the second longest glacier in the Alps). At the end of the line on Gornergrat, the Matterhorn is visible on a clear day. It is also a popular skiing area. (©Wikipedia)
In this video you will see the whole trip by train in June 2020 to the Gornergrat – Top of the world.
A trip is very recommendable. Free tip: sit at the right side in driving direction for unforgettable views.