Multi-media experience world «Zooom the Matterhorn»

Since the first of June 2021 the new and unique multi-media experience world around the Matterhorn is opened on the Gornergrat. The former valley station for the Hohtälli lift, next to the Kulmhotel, has been completely rebuilt over the last year and turned into an absolute highlight. The multi-media experience world, which shows the Matterhorn and its surrounding alpine world in all dimensions, will fascinate both young and old and is even a great place to visit on the Gornergrat when the weather is not so good. Guests who visit the exhibition during its inaugural year, 2021, get the admission to Zooom included in their railway ticket.

In the adventure world, visitors get closer to the Matterhorn in three zoom stages.

The three Zooom levels

Zooom Stage 1: Paraglider flights

In the first stage visitors can choose between two virtual paragliding flights: the relaxed, panoramic flight and the more exhilarating, sporty flight. The focus of the virtual sightseeing flight with 3D glasses in floating armchairs is always the Matterhorn and the awesome alpine landscape that surrounds it.

Adventure World on the Gornergrat "Zooom the Matterhorn" - VR Paragliding
Zooom Stage 2 : Immersive 3D cinema

The second stage takes visitors on a journey through diverse scenarios in all four seasons on the Matterhorn - from icy winds, snowy landscapes and autumn storms to fresh spring landscapes and balmy summer evenings. Thanks to light projections from three sides and a detailed, true-to-life replica of the Matterhorn, visitors experience the virtual environment as an almost real experience in which they themselves are taking part.

Gornergrat Zoom Four seasons - replica of the Matterhorn
Zooom Stage 3 : With periscopes right up close to the ‘Horu’ (the locals’ name for the Matterhorn)

Finally, in the third stage, the view is directed towards the real Matterhorn and the surrounding alpine world in all its dimensions and beauty. Periscopes allow you to get very close to everything. Graphic anchor points in the visitors' field of vision provide additional information on the respective topic.

View of the Matterhorn through the periscope - in the "Zooom the Matterhorn" world of experience on the Gornergrat

The multimedia presentation is rounded off with significant and tangible information on historically important events, high alpine nature with its unique flora, fauna and its glaciers and on the history of the Gornergrat Bahn. The exhibition is a fascinating addition for any visit to the Gornergrat and offers brand-new perspectives on the impressive mountain world and shows it in close-up.

Accessibility

The new experience world ‘Zooom the Matterhorn’ is on top of the Gornergrat. The rusty-brown periscopes are already visible from the railway station. Using the lift, the Zooom is only a 5-minute walk from the Gornergrat station. To complete the exhibition tour you should allow around 30 to 40 minutes.

‘Zooom the Matterhorn’ opening times

The experience world is open daily from 9.30 am to 4.45 pm.

Prices

All tickets in 2021 which have the Gornergrat as their start or end station include admission to the Zooom exhibition.

If the Zooom ticket is not included (e.g. in ski passes, season or yearly passes, Peak Passes, Peak2Peak, Round-trips, point-to-point travel tickets, and all free tickets (bus drivers, tour guides etc.) the admission fee is CHF 12.00 for adults (half-price season tickets, general season tickets and Swiss Travel Pass are not valid).

Admission is free for children up to the age of 5.99 in summer and 8.99 in winter. Children up to the age of 15.99 pay CHF 6.00. Admission is also free with the Junior or Children's Travel Pass and Wolli Card (as with normal train tickets). 

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