Gornergrat Bahn – Meet the Matterhorn! Anyone who wishes to become acquainted with the most picturesque facet of the Alpine world quickly realises one thing - seeing the Gornergrat at first hand is a must. 'The' excursion mountain - since 1898! With a sunny observation deck that remains accessible throughout the year, the Gornergrat at 3,089 metres a.s.l. ranks among the leading excursion destinations. Surrounded by 29 four-thousand metre peaks, by the highest Swiss mountain (Dufourspitze, 4,634 metres a.s.l.) and by the third-largest glacier in the Alps (Gorner glacier), it offers a mountainscape panorama that couldn’t be more overwhelming. Europe's highest open-air cog railway has its lower terminus next to the station of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Zermatt, from where it climbs the Gornergrat daily every 24 minutes. Across stunning bridges, through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests, past gorges and mountain lakes. With the Matterhorn continually in the field of vision.