The Gornergratbahn (GGB) is a 9 km long 1,000 mm gauge mountain rack railway, with Abt rack system. It leads from Zermatt, Switzerland (3,089 m/10,130 ft), up to the Gornergrat (3,089 m/10,135 ft). The Gornergrat is a starting point for many hikes, as it lies surrounded by 29 peaks rising above 4,000 m (13,123 ft) in the Alps and several glaciers, including the Gorner Glacier (which is billed as the second longest glacier in the Alps).
I really love the ride on the Gornergratbahn, don't miss it if you are going to Zermatt.
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