The Gornergrat is one of Switzerland’s top excursions with good reason. This short circular route lets visitors experience the magic of the Gornergrat and the impressive scenic panorama.
The view from the 360° Loop Gornergrat is extremely memorable: before you lie the Monte Rosa massif with Switzerland’s highest mountain (Dufourspitze, 4,634 m), the second highest glacier in the Alps (Gorner glacier) and a panorama with 29 mountains over 4,000 metres, including the Matterhorn, all close enough to touch.
The short high-altitude hiking trail starts and ends at the Gornergrat viewing platform and runs behind the Gornergrat peak. With a little luck you will see wild ibex.
There are free Viscopes available on the viewing platform, which is where the high-altitude hiking trail starts and ends. These are viewing telescopes which display information, such as the names of mountains, villages and trails, in the user’s field of vision. Enjoy exploring the Gornergrat!
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.
Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
Onward travel: see “Getting there”.