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    Zermatt, Gornergrat – the best view to Matterhorn

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    Zermatt, Gornergrat – the best view to Matterhorn

    Zermatt, nestled in the district of Visp, Valais, Switzerland, is renowned as a world-class resort. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps, including the iconic Matterhorn, it’s a haven for sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, and photography buffs. The Matterhorn famously featured on Toblerone packaging, provides a perfect backdrop for unforgettable photos. Check out the images in this article for some inspiring photo ideas and picture-perfect spots.



    • Zermatt is a car-free zone. Residents and visitors navigate by bicycles, horses, small e-buses, or e-taxis. Actually, the town is very compact and everything can be reached by walking.
    • How to reach from Zurich main train station: Zurich – Visp – Zermatt. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. For timetables and prices, refer to the SBB website. The SBB App is a handy tool for trip planning.
    • Zermatt’s population stands at a modest 5,760 inhabitants.
    • While Zermatt offers a luxury resort experience, keep an eye out for special offers and package deals from hotels.
    • Zermatt is enveloped by the stunning Swiss Alps::

    Monte Rosa, with its highest peak at 4’634 meters, called Dufourspitze, is the Switzerland’s highest peak.
    Dom,, with its pinnacle at 4,545 meters.
    Weisshorn at 4,505 meters.
    And, of course, Matterhorn, standing tall at 4,478 meters.


    Zermatt is a great starting point for exploring the nearby Alps. One of the best ways to experience the breathtaking panoramic views is to take the Gornergrat train (Gornergrat Bahn), which runs up to 3,100 meters above sea level and reaches Gornergrat.

    From Gornergrat, you can enjoy a spectacular view of over 29 mountain peaks, some of which are more than 4,000 meters high, including the legendary Matterhorn. This Swiss masterpiece, standing tall at 4,478 meters, is captivating from every angle. The Gorner Glacier, the second-largest glacier in the Alps, adds to the grandeur of the surroundings.


    • Gornergrat Bahn is conveniently located across from the main train station in Zermatt.
    • Prices for the Gornergrat train, Zermatt – Gornergrat:

    Adults: one way – 55 CHF; round trip – 110 CHF;
    With Half Fare Card: one way is 27,50 CHF; round trip – 55 CHF.

    • The trip from Zermatt to Gornergrat takes around 30 minutes.
    • For the best views, aim for clear skies or minimal high clouds.
    • Don’t forget to bring a Toblerone for a memorable photo with the Matterhorn! :)
    • Find more details about Gornergrat Bahn on the official website.

    At the summit of Gornergrat, you’ll encounter a charming church and the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat, the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps. Established in 1907, this historic hotel boasts an observatory and two restaurants, offering guests a chance to explore the mountains by night and revel in the enchanting starlit sky.


    On your return journey, get off at the Rotenboden train station. From there, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the stunning Riffelsee lake, which creates a beautiful reflection of the Matterhorn and provides a breathtaking view, particularly on clear days. The experience is one-of-a-kind and ideal for capturing unforgettable photographs!

    Ready to embark on your own alpine adventure? As you prepare to embark on your Zermatt and Matterhorn Ready to embark on your own alpine adventure? As you prepare to explore Zermatt and Matterhorn, armed with these insights, remember to share your experience in the comments below.

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    Yuliia Caliskan
    Yuliia Caliskan
    As someone deeply immersed in the marketing and PR industry, my journey has led me to the Content and Publication Director position at MonAme Magazine. Our magazine is dedicated to promoting sustainable travel, culinary excellence, and an active lifestyle. During my earlier professional years, I had chosen to become a medical doctor specialising in Dermatology. Even today, I remain passionate about the latest advancements in dermatology and cosmetology. My professional path has also taken me to the role of Communications Manager at a medical NGO, where I found immense fulfilment in contributing to the community dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. My diverse experiences fuel my motivation to make a positive impact and share inspiration for sustainable lifestyle.

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      • Hi, I am happy that the information is useful for you. Enjoy your trip to Zermatt. And you are welcome to share your experience afterwards. :)

    1. Great post, Julia! We will be in Switzerland next summer and I’ve been looking for the perfect place to see the Matterhorn. Thanks for the information.

    2. which side did you take that beautiful toblerone/matterhorn picture? was it on top of the gornegrat? we are going by 1st week of april. your photos are awesome. thanks for sharing.

      • Dear Rey, thank you for your comment and kind words. I took the toblerone/matterhorn photo just at the train station upon arrival to the gornegrat. When you’ll arrive there, take your time and walk around the platform. But don’t worry, you can take amazing photos at basically any spot there. I wish you a wonderful time in Zermatt. :)

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      • Dear Marleen, thank you for your comment. The whole Zermatt region is magnificent. Riffelsee is easily accessible from the Rotenboden train station. However, the Stellisee is also among the most famous and beautiful of Zermatt’s lakes. Together with Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee and Leisee, it forms a spectacular five-lake hiking tour. We hope this helps. And, please, let us know which one you liked the most.


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