Since Zermatt is a car free town there are few ways to get there, even from some of the most popular towns and cities in Switzerland. That being said, there is one way to get there from popular areas such as Visp, St. Moritz, and Davos that is not only one of the most common methods of transportation to the beautiful village of Zermatt, but one of the most enjoyable too. And all through 2013, it will be even more enjoyable, and even easier to enjoy, because the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and those who love to ride, or love the thought of riding, can benefit from the celebration.
The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
In 2003 two major railways combined to form the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, which were the Furka-Oberalp-Bahn and the Zermatt-Bahn prior to the merger. Although travelers can get to numerous other places through connectors, there are only a few specific routes that the railway transports along regularly. These include routes between Brig and Göschenen, Brig and Zermatt, and Andermatt and Disentis. Any of these routes will afford riders spectacular views of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn itself. And the best time to ride, whether you have before or not, is in 2013.
The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn 10th Anniversary Celebration
The anniversary celebration of the popular railway will consist of plenty of promotions for customers, both offered on a monthly basis, as well as some that will be offered on a periodic basis. The monthly promotions will take place each month of the year on the 10th, in honor of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn’s 10th anniversary. Although the specific upcoming monthly promotions have not been announced yet, it is a safe bet to say that they will be well worth waiting to hear about. Each will be announced shortly before the timeframe of the promotion will take place. For those who love to travel between Zermatt and the other villages that can be accessed by traveling on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, it could seriously pay off to follow news about the promotions closely. Frequent riders may be pleasantly surprised by what they get in return for being such loyal customers.
In addition to the monthly promotions that will be held on the 10th of each month in 2013, there will also be a couple of periodic promotions as well. One of these will be available from the beginning of January 2013 through April 21st. This particular promotion is available to all families living in the Valais area and it offers a discounted rate for a ride for the whole family that includes ski tickets for Zermatt for the entire day. In addition, there is a promotion that allows any visitor to tour “behind the scenes” of the company that runs Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. This promotion will only take place on two separate days, which will be April 6th and April 27th. This is a unique opportunity to look in depth into the company that offers the most amazing views of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn.