Zermatt, Switzerland

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!

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41 Responses

  1. Titanium says:

    Breathtaking scenery and magnificent shots, Indrani. Definitely the trip of a lifetime!

  2. Carver says:

    What a gorgeous place to visit. I've enjoyed your travel shots very much.

  3. Liza says:

    Beautiful shots.

    Happy sky watching.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

  4. EG Wow says:

    I think it's amazing that you have been so close to the Matterhorn! It really does look like a different world in the Swiss Alps!

  5. Gary says:

    Been there done exactly that!! Great shots and fond memories. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Sylvia K says:

    Awesome captures as always, Indrani, and yes, thanks for the memories! Such a gorgeous place! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

  7. Joop Zand says:

    Nice pictures again…..beautiful country.

  8. Judy says:

    I've never been to Europe, and must rely on others' impressions of it! The views are stunning here!

  9. views are outstanding. wonderful trip.

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  10. joo says:

    Lovely scenery and beautiful photos!
    Happy SWF to you:)

  11. Cloudia says:

    perfectly refreshing for Summer!

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  12. George says:

    What beautiful, refreshing, scenes to see on a hot summer day.

  13. eden says:

    Looks so cold but beautiful. Love all your photos.

  14. Krishna says:

    wonderful place to visit

    icy photos

  15. Sivinden says:

    Very beautiful scenery – I love mountains.

  16. Hi Indran,

    how often have I wandered through the Gorner glacier to the Monte Rosa hut. Zermatt and its surroundings is a great mountains …

    Many greetings from Switzerland

    Hans-Peter

  17. eileeninmd says:

    Beautiful scenery and photos, Indrani. What a beautiful place to visit. Great photos, have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Babli says:

    Very beautiful place. Marvellous scenic beauty. Amazing and gorgeous place to visit.

  19. Right about now, I'd dearly love to have a few shovels-full of that snow!!! Wouldn't last long enough tho…maybe I should dump the food in the freezer and save it that way?

    Beautiful photos

    Happy Friday to you.

    RAIN SCENTS

  20. Reader Wil says:

    Glaciers are also fascinating for us people of the low lands! Beautiful views, Indrani. Have a great weekend.

  21. fascinating place for a tropical fish like me.:p

  22. Onkar says:

    simply terrific

  23. Kim, USA says:

    I feel like I am with you in this tour ^_^. I love the last photo what is that blue in the middle of all the white snow?

    Sunset reflection

  24. Spiderdama says:

    Wonderful pictures. I would love to visit Matterhorn some day..
    Happy weekend to you:-)

  25. What a beautiful station, and the scenery is quite superb.

  26. Joyful says:

    Beautiful photos and an experience to last a lifetime. I live where we have beautiful snow and mountains but I would still like to see scenes like this. Happy weekend.

  27. What an amazing experience.

  28. Admin says:

    Wow! These photos looks so refreshing!

    Visiting from SWF. Mine is up here:

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  29. Trotter says:

    Hi Indrani! It seems that everybody is on holidays… Here it’s true, but someone has to stay… 😉

    I've always promised myself that I would go to Zermatt; however, more than fifty times in Switzerland and never in Zermatt… 🙁

    Blogtrotter Two is preparing to leave St. Florent. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

  30. I look at these and remember my affection for the cold–a faint stirring of the heart. Gorgeous photos.

  31. Pietro says:

    Splendid sceneries, Indrani, I enjoy them a lot!

  32. Alps are a great place to visit. The huge mountains and all the small houses they build there. Makes me wonder all kinds of things. Thanks for the journey.

  33. Arija says:

    Indrani, it is just wonderful for me to follow your adventures in Europe and especially in the alps. All the places you have shown us over the months, I have been to and many I know very well but unless I take a ship to Europe, will never see again. Thank you for your wonderful photos and for refreshing my memories.

  34. Sridharan says:

    Excellent spot and view..I feel like visiting the place immediately..!

  35. Very nice post and your photos, too.

    Regards!

  36. Vyjay says:

    Zermatt and Gornergratt are really places that are close to paradise. We loved it there and had a great time catching some spectacular views of the Matterhorn.

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