Gornergratbahn - on of the highest trains in the world
Gornergratbahn - on of the highest trains in the world Zermatt Reviews
Jul 13, 2007
The Gornergratbahn brings you from Zermatt to the Gornergrat which is 3.089 meters high. There you will find youself surrounded by 29 ice- and snowcoverd 4000 meter high peaks of the swiss alps.
You will see Matterhorn(4478m), Liskamm(4527m) or Dufour-Spitze (4634m).
The train covers a distance of 9.339 meter and climbs 1.485 meter. The highest speed on the whole trip will be 28 km/h.
There is also a hotel on gornergrat, the highest hotel in Switzerland.
I recommend taking the train upwards and walk down to zermatt, which will take around 3-4 hours depending on your fitness. Be careful: You find yourself in an high-altitude zone, so make sure you have the right gear!
The trainticket is 36,- Sfr one way, 72,- Sfr returnticket (2007)
I know it does not come cheap, but I highly recommend it. Its well worth the cash.
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