Matterhorn & Mountain Railway

This mountain railway from Zermatt to Gornegrat Observatory in Switzerland is one of the most spectacular rides I have ever had both in terms of the scenery and the price! In October 2015 I was lucky to have good weather to enjoy the wonderful views from the observatory of the Matterhorn and the surrounding glaciers as well as the cheeky Alpine Choughs that were gratefully receiving the remains of all the visitors picnics. Looking back at the approaching train with the Matterhorn in the background was perhaps the most photogenic scene of the day and one that appears on much promotional material for the area.mountain-railway

While taking the trip on the train up the mountain was very enjoyable I decided to walk back to Zermatt so that I could take in the views and look for birds along the way. There were a lot of interesting birds to see and breathtaking views were not in short supply either, but I totally underestimated the distance back to town!

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