Or you start in Disentist, an Alpine town dominated by one of the most beautiful cloisters north of the Alps. The trip leads through the Tujetsch (headwater region of the Rhine) to the Oberalp Pass (2033 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the trip. The train then skirts along the Oberalp lake and descends in several wide curves towards Andermatt.
From Andermatt the trip continues through the Urseren valley to Realp and from there through the 16 km long Furka tunnel to the sunny and lovely Goms (headwater of the Rhone), the wide, high valley with its sun-tanned villages typical for the Valais.
From Brig, with its world-famous Stockalper castle, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn brings youvia Visp (connection from Bern/Basel/Geneva/Zurich) to Zermatt, the car-free village at the foot of the Matterhorn. The journey leads through a wildly romantic valley offering an outlook up to numerous mountain peaks and glaciers. Shortly before Zermatt, the Matterhorn comes into view and enthralls you for the first time with its splendor.
Several connections in both directions daily. Seat reservations incl. supplement are mandatory only for the Glacier Express trains on the sector Disentis–Brig–Zermatt.
Option: from Zermatt take Switzerland’s oldest electrified cogwheel train to the Gornergrat (3089 m a.s.l.) where you will be surrounded by an impressive mountain range, crowned by the glorious view of the Matterhorn. 50% discount with Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Youth Pass and Swiss Card.
Route: Göschenen/Disentis – Andermatt – Oberwald – Brig – Zermatt (– Gornergrat)