The Matterhorn is not the highest mountain in Switzerland, but it is definitely one of the most spectacular. The Matterhorn stands on the Italian border and is 4478 metres high. Ever since the Toblerone advert, the Matterhorn has been a national symbol of Switzerland – it is the most photographed mountain in the world.
The Gornergrat (3089 m) offers a perfect view of the ‘Horu’, as the locals call it. The Gornergrat is surrounded by 29 four-thousand-metre peaks, including Switzerland’s highest mountain the Dufourspitze (4634 m). You can also enjoy views of the Gornergletscher, the third longest glacier in the Alps. All in all, you are surrounded by one of the most fascinating mountain panoramas there is.
Fancy getting even closer to the Matterhorn? Then climb the Klein Matterhorn (3883 m) on Europe’s highest railway. The view, the proximity to the Matterhorn and the altitude all make this an unforgettable experience.
Getting to Zermatt
Zermatt is only accessible by train: car drivers will have to change to a train in or before Täsch! The Matterhorn Gotthard railway runs from Visp to the centre of Zermatt.
The line begins right by the Matterhorn Gotthard railway station.
The cable car up the Klein Matterhorn begins in the village.