18-24 October 2020
Crans-Montana
Europe/Zurich timezone

Post-Conference Excursion

On October 24, 2020, you have the opportunity to visit famous Zermatt and the high altitude observatory Gornergrat.

Zermatt (1620 m above sea level) is the mountain village of superlatives: The famous Matterhorn, 38 four-thousand-meter peaks, beautiful hotels, high-class gastronomy – life vibrates 365 days a year. The vacation destination is a car-free zone and has preserved its original character of a Walser village with over 500 year old wooden houses. Everything is within walking distance - even romantic quarters and quiet corners.

Read more about unique Zermatt.

Gornergrat is a rocky ridge, overlooking the Gorner Glacier south-east of Zermatt and offering spectacular views of the Matterhorn, the glaciers and the Monte-Rosa massif. It can be reached from Zermatt by the Gornergrat rack railway, the highest open-air railway in Europe. The Kulmhotel Gornergrat (3120 m above sea level) hosts the two observatories Gornergrat North and Gornergrat South.

Gornergrat - overview

Stellarium Gornergrat (in German and French)

We will start with a spectacular bus and train trip to Zermatt and Gornergrat, get a guided tour of the Stellarium in the Gornergrat South Observatory, and enjoy the fantastic views of Matterhorn from Gornergrat and Zermatt.

Schedule: 8.00 Departure Crans-Montana, 10.30 Gornergrat, 13.30 Return to Zermatt, 17.00 Return to Crans-Montana

Costs of CHF 150 include transportation, lunch and guided tour.