My first Swiss rail trip part 6: The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

After our magnificent first big rail trip around Scandinavia the year before, my best friend suggested we went to discover Switzerland by rail in 2013. He was inspired by his aunt’s trips to Switzerland and always wanted to go there himself, of course I couldn’t say no as the country spoke to me too. So off we went on a second rail adventure together.

After spending the morning going up and down on the Gornergrat, we stopped for a quick lunch in the centre of Zermatt and continued towards the cable car going up the to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. To get all the way to the top we had to use a combination of different lifts, changing at intermediate stations along the way. The higher we got the more trees vanished and snow appeared.

Up on top you have some spectacular views and some attractions to celebrate the highest point of Switzerland. Even though it is really touristy it still is a must to see and do whenever you stay in Zermatt.

Have you been to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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