All the way from Zurich to Zermatt, to view the mesmerizing alpine scenes, but the journey did not end here. There was one more phase to cover, the journey from Zermatt to Gornergrat. And at that altitude of 3089m above sea level, it was plain white snow as far as the eye could see. It was like an entry to another world. The railway line Zermatt to/from Gornergrat is special for a couple of reasons; one because it was the first electric railway in Switzerland and two because it is the highest cogwheel railway of Europe. Doesn’t it make the journey special!
We arrived at Gornergrat in forty minutes from Zermatt. A short walk from the station and we were at the viewing platform. The gorgeous sight of the mountains around, the cool crisp air, the flaky snow scattered around, the sight of little black birds hovering around, all… too much to take in at the same time. I must not forget to mention the glacier we saw from here. For my daughters, for us and for some of the tourists around, it was a first time experience. Sights like this remains etched in mind for a long long time. Pictures keep refreshing them.
It was almost three hours journey from Zurich to Zermatt, so that day we spent six hours in train just to get the glimpse of the peak Matterhorn, at Zermatt. This peak attracts ski fans, mountaineers and snowboarders like a magnet. One of the best experiences would be to take a glacier walk tour of the Aletsch glacier, which a UNESCO site. But of course one needs both money and time in hand to fulfill all dreams in one life time!