Evening atmosphere, Kulmhotel, Gornergrat, Matterhorn

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.

Dining with the Stars on Gornergrat

Enjoy a meat fondue in the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat accompanied by astronomic guide Peter Salzmann. As a highlight, visit the observatory with its telescope in the cupola room of the Kulmhotel.

  • Train ride Zermatt - Gornergrat and back

  • All-you-can-eat meat fondue buffet and dessert buffet

  • Visit to the Gornergrat observatory in the dome of the Kulmhotel


  • Departure in Zermatt: 6.24 p.m.

  • Arrival in Zermatt: 11.15 p.m.


  • Adults 120.00 CHF

  • Children (9 - 15.99) 54.00 CHF

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

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