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Gornergrat Railway

The Gornergrat railway was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway and remains Europe’s highest open-air railway.

A train travels over a high bridge through Alpine scenery
Tourists admire the Alpine view from their window
A train travels uphill through the Swiss Alps
An Alpine Panorama from a mountain peak

Gornergrat Railway


The ride takes just half an hour to climb to the summit and with regular departures, there is one class of travel and no reserved seating – just choose your seat when boarding. Whilst ascending from Zermatt to Gornergrat, remember to watch out for wildlife outside of the train; in Summer there is a strong possibility of seeing wild Ibex on the mountainside!

Views from the Gornergrat Railway


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