Gornergrat railway station

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Gornergrat
Gornergrat railway station.jpg
Location Gornergrat,
Zermatt,
Canton of Valais,
Switzerland
Coordinates 45°59′00″N 07°46′56″E / 45.98333°N 7.78222°E / 45.98333; 7.78222Coordinates: 45°59′00″N 07°46′56″E / 45.98333°N 7.78222°E / 45.98333; 7.78222
Elevation 3,089 m (10,135 ft)
Line(s) Gornergrat railway
History
Opened 20 August 1898
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Rotenboden   Gornergrat railway   Terminus
Location
Gornergrat is located in Switzerland
Gornergrat
Gornergrat
Location within Switzerland

Gornergrat is the upper terminal railway station of the Gornergrat railway, a rack railway which links it with the resort of Zermatt. The station is situated at the summit of the Gornergrat, in the Swiss municipality of Zermatt and canton of Valais. At an altitude of 3,089 m (10,135 ft) above mean sea level, it is the highest open-air railway station in Europe.[1][2][3]

Near the station is the Kulm Hotel, a hotel and observatory.

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  1. ^ "Fahrplan Zermatt - Gornergrat (28.04.2014 - 06.06.2014)" [Timetable Zermatt - Gornergrat (28.04.2014 - 06.06.2014)] (in German). Gornergratbahn. Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Betriebsdaten" [Operating data] (in German). Gornergratbahn. Archived from the original on 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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