Dining with the stars on the Gornergrat

A dinner under what is probably the most beautiful starry sky in the world.

Nowhere else the sky is as clear as on the Gornergrat: Almost no light pollution and a wonderful panorama with the Matterhorn itself and 28 other four-thousand-metre peaks. Enjoy a fondue chinoise, classic or vegetarian, in the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat accompanied by astronomic guide Peter Salzmann. As a highlight, you get the rare opportunity to visit the observatory on the Gornergrat and take a look through the telescope!

Dates ➜ January - April
Price ➜ 130.00 CHF
Timetable ➜ Zermatt depart 18.24 h

Star science with astronomic guide Peter Salzmann

Local star gazing guide Peter Salzmann introduces visitors to the constellations under an incomparable starry sky. He also shows you how to navigate using a star chart, and throws in a few selected myths about the Greek gods for good measure. As part of Dining with the Stars, you can exclusively visit the dome room in the Kulmhotel. With the telescope in the observatory, you can view the stars up close.

There is no more beautiful night sky in central Europe than the one above the Gornergrat. Anyone who has seen this wonderful, starry sky will never forget it.
Claude Nicollier
— first Swiss person to travel into space

Nice to know

Did you know that from 1966 to 2010, international research of the highest 2010 international research was carried out at the highest level? In order to be able to continue using this excellent location for observations, an educational project was set up at national level by the international foundation Hochalpine Forschungsstationen Jungfraujoch und Gornergrat (HFSJG), the Burgergemeinde Zermatt and the Universities of Bern and Geneva.

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