Every Sunday , from 10 July - 21 August 2022 Please note the new departure times for Sunday, 7 - 21 August 2022.
That moment when the sun reaches the Matterhorn is beyond compare: from violet to blue and to the golden glow of the first rays of sun – an awesome palette of colours greets you and the new day.
Experience a moment for eternity and watch the sun as it rises over the Riffelsee lake.
It will still be dark when you board the Gornergrat train in Zermatt. In the early dawn the cog-wheel train takes you up to Rotenboden station. The lights in the train are purposely switched off to allow you to enjoy the mountain scenery high above Zermatt as the day begins. From Rotenboden station it’s just a 10-minute walk to the Riffelsee lake. This is where the famous photos of the Matterhorn, flawlessly reflected on the lake’s calm surface, are taken. At sunrise you can take the perfect photo for your desktop background, Instagram account or your photo album.
After stopping your journey to photograph the lake you continue with the train right up to the top, to the Gornergrat. Take your time and enjoy watching the breaking day from the viewing platform. Discover the twenty-nine, 4,000-metre high summits and the various glaciers.
You can start your return journey any time you like. You could also, for example, leave the train at another station and continue on foot towards Zermatt.
Included in the ticket
The train ride Zermatt - Rotenboden - Gornergrat - Zermatt
A breakfast buffet at the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
Accompaniment by a guide
Meeting point with guide: Gornergrat Bahn valley station ticket hall
Ride with the Gornergrat Bahn to Rotenboden station
10-minute hike to the "Riffelsee" lake
Approx. 1h stay at "Riffelsee" followed by a ride to Gornergrat
Breakfast buffet at the 3100 Kulmhotel from 07:00 onwards
Individual return journey to Zermatt
Dates and departure times from Zermatt
Important: Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the departure time of the respective date, so that you still have enough time to exchange your online ticket at the machine in the ticket hall and receive your train ticket. Tip: For a relaxed start to the day, we recommend that you exchange your online ticket the day before. Please note the new departure times for August 7 - 21, 2022:
10 July 2022 - 05h10
17 July 2022 - 05h15
24 July 2022 - 05h25
31 July 2022 - 05h35
7 August 2022 - New departure time: 05h25
14 August 2022 - New departure time: 05h35
21 August 2022 - New departure time: 05h45
Adults: CHF 106.00
Children 6-15.99 years: CHF 34.00
Children und 6 years: free
No other reductions with Half-Price ticket, Swiss Travel Pass, Junior or Grandchild ticket, Peak Pass.