Gornergratbahn in Switzerland

posted on 19th of august, 2008

The Gornergratbahn is a 9 km long gauge mountain rack railway, with Abt rack system. It leads from Zermatt (1604 m), up to the Gornergrat (3089 m).
In Zermatt there are no motorised vehicles. You can arrive with train from Tasch, the last village with motorised permision.

The Gornergrat is surrounded by 29 peaks rising above 4,000 m in the Alps and several glaciers, including the Gornergletscher (which is the second longest glacier in the Alps after the Aletsch).

The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. At the end of the line on Gornergrat, the Matterhorn is visible on a clear day.

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