Located 10,000 feet above sea level, the Kulmhotel Gornergrat is situated in among 29 peeks in the Swiss Alps that reach heights of 13,000 feet. This makes the Kulmhotel Gornergrat the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps. The breathtaking views are just part of what makes this hotel one of the best places to stay in Switzerland. The Kulmhotel Gornergrat was constructed between 1897 and 1907 after rack railroad was extended to Gornergrat. With easier access, tourist travel increased in Gornergrat prompting the building of the hotel. In 1996, domes were constructed on the two original stone towers to provide Italian and German scientist a place to view space using radio and infrared telescopes. The only way to reach Kulmhotel Gornergrat is by train from Zermatt.
The rooms and suites are named after one of the 4,000-metre high mountains that surround the hotel and provide stunning views from anywhere on the property. The room number corresponds to the height of the mountain for which it is named and information from the climbing history is inside each room. The rooms and suites are decorated with natural materials in keeping with the hotel’s surroundings. When you are hungry, you have two options to choose from for dining at the hotel: The Vis-à-vis Restaurant or the Panorama. The food in each is a tempting combination of traditional Swiss cuisine and international dishes. The Vis-à-vis Restaurant is a full service restaurant that seats 100 guests while the Panorama is a self-serve restaurant offering salads, hot and cold meals, sandwiches and pastries.
If skiing and other outdoor activities is not your idea of a relaxing weekend in the Alps, you can enjoy the stunning views while you do some shopping or pamper yourself. Gornergrat has unique shops filled with Swiss watches, fine wines, luggage, pocketknives and the best chocolate in the world. You will enjoy shopping for the perfect gift or souvenir in one of Gornergrat’s specialty shops. If you want to pamper yourself, you can visit the Alpine Wellness Spa at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (Kulmhotel Gornergrat’s sister hotel) for a relaxing day of lounging in one of the saunas after experiencing one of the spas many treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate.
If you are searching for more than just a great place to stay when visiting Zermatt, consider the Kulmhotel Gornergrat for your next visit. Staying here is more than just a good night’s rest – – it is a unique experience in the Swiss Alps.Google+