ABOVE: A GGB train hauls skiers to the slopes.
Check winter and sumer timetables, view photos, read about the railroad's
history, and more at the official GGB Web site. (Click "English" at the top of
the page if you don't read German.)
Nearly 40 years after the legendary Riffelalp Grand Hotel was destroyed by
fire, a stunning new resort hotel has been built with help from the Gornergrat
railway (which hauled some 2,000 cars of construction materials up the
mountain from Zermatt).
Don't let the term "mountain hut" frighten you off--this rustic hotel has been
popular with hikers, skiers, and nature enthusiasts since 1887.
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
Come for the a meal, book one of the 21 traditionally furnished bedrooms, or
have a wedding for up to 100 guests with a view of the Matterhorn.
The restaurants are
open year-round, and the hotel is open every month except November.
Skiing - Photo Gallery switzerlandforvisitors.com
My snapshot album begins with a series
of pictures taken at the Gornergrat railway station, hotel, and observatory.
The Italian National Telescope is on Swiss soil, and it's optimized for infrared
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