Excursions Switzerland: Gornergrat

Switzerland not only has the highest mountains, but also the prettiest railways. If you want to combine both, then climb on board the Gornergrat Railway in Zermatt. The highest open-air rack railway in Europe climbs past Swiss stone pine and larch forests up to a height of 3089 metres. Once you reach the top you can enjoy breathtaking, all-round views of 29 peaks above 4000 metres, with the Matterhorn right in the centre. The Gornergrat is also a great starting point for some wonderful walks. In winter, there are attractive descents in the glistening snow and a beautiful, one-of-a-kind sleigh run.

At a glance


  • Travel on rack railway from Zermatt to Gornergrat and back down


Adults: CHF 55.00
Swiss Half Fare Card: CHF 55.00
Children 6-16 without STS Family Card: CHF 44.00
Subject to change


Good to know

  • The Gornergrat Railway runs daily every 24 minutes from 07.00-19.24 hours, during mid season there is a reduced timetable
  • Exchanging vouchers: At the cash desk of the valley station


  • Hotel Kulm Gornergrat with access lifts and shopping mall
  • Summer: Exclusive sunrise trips
  • Winter: Zermatt-Cervinia ski region