Gornergrat Railway – 125 years of fascination

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On 20 August 1898, the Gornergrat Railway, Switzerland’s first electric rack railway, travelled up the Gornergrat (3,089m.a.s.l.) for the first time. From this date on, this pioneering feat of railway engineering enabled guests from near and far to discover the mystical mountain and glacier world above Zermatt and had a lasting impact on the development of tourism in the small town. In 2023, the Gornergrat Railwaywill be celebrating its 125th anniversary with numerous anniversary activities and offers. 

Join us and investigate the long history of the Gornergrat Railway. Throughout the year, we’ll be telling you 125 exciting stories for 125 exciting years! 

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Panoramic picture Gornergrat Winter SW
Discover the Gornergrat Railway.

Events – experience the 125-year fascination live: 

We would love to hear your stories about the Gornergrat Railway– share them with us! 

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