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During my trip to Switzerland, I was really excited to travel in this train journey. I booked a Swiss travel pass which cost me around 180 Euros and covered all trains inside Switzerland including this one. If you are travelling with Euro rail pass then this train is not free for you. Also seat reservation are compulsory for this train. All the catering services are present inside this train, and you can book a buffet for you inside. The train is a panoramic journey and I felt that I am almost flying through these beautiful mountains.
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No other mountain stands apart from the rest like the way Matterhorn does. One of the most majestic mountains, Matterhorn lies at the foot of Zermatt, a car free village in the canton of Valais. We traveled on Gornergrat Bahn from Zermatt. It was a clear day and we couldn’t stop photographing and gazing at this striking mountain all throughout our trip. Up on the mountain you’ll get sweeping views of the surrounding Alps with Matterhorn standing proud and tall among them. Cogwheel train also known as rack railway takes you to Gornergrat railway station in about thirty minutes. It is said that it is best to take the trip during sunrise and sunset.
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Day 5: Next day had clear sky so we decided to go for Matterhorn ,Zermatt the most gorgeous and scenic train ride, one could experience. Just two hour train journey with glacier express. Reached Zermatt station and marched towards cable car point for Matterhorn. Though weather was clear but it was too windy and cold up there. Made kids to stay at restaurant which was little cozy for them. After that we also did some acitivities and came back to Zermatt.
I always feel that the best way to travel is by train, which gives us the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating scenery along the way when the train slowly moves forward. I tried the old green train in China, I also took the high speed train, but the fresh memory is the experience I had on Gornergrat Bahn Mountain Railway in Zermatt of Switzerland. It is said that Wallis, where Zermatt is located, is the driest and the most possible place for fine weather. It has more than 300 sunny days in one year. However, the promising good weather yesterday nightfall was just deceptive. When I got up in the morning, it was not only cloudy, but also was raining heavily. Since the price for all sorts of tickets in Switzerland is fairly high, taking cable car, or train to the observatory deck in this kind of weather is just a waste of money. So we took our time to get up, ate breakfast and waited for the weather to clear up. But, things didn’t go the way we wished for. It’s still rainy and cloudy when we went outside to take a look. Anyway, we decided to take a stroll when we saw various outdoor supply shops along the street.