Hotel in Switzerland Is Inside the Observatory
Kulmhotel Gornergrat is the tallest hotel in Switzerland, nestled among the mountains that include the Matterhorn
21 Sep 2019

At the Kulmhotel Gornergrat, Switzerland, guests sleep amongst the mountains and under the stars. It is home to an observatory that attracts astronomers from all over the world. At over 10,000 feet, the Kulmhotel Gornergrat is Switzerland's tallest hotel, nestled among the mountains that include the Matterhorn.

Bird-eye view of Kulmhotel Gornegrat, Switzerland
Bird-eye view of Kulmhotel Gornegrat, Switzerland

Even cooler, this amazing mountain view is equipped with a hotel room. Gornegrat is a special place that opens the universe to everyone. Perched above the Swiss Alps, it is a hotel, restaurant and observatory.

Guest room at Kulmhotel Gornegrat
Guest room at Kulmhotel Gornegrat

Kulmhotel Gornegrat was built in 1907. There are 22 rooms named after the swiss mountains. This hotel is the tallest hotel in Switzerland, and the second highest in Europe. From up here you can see mountains, such as the famous Monte Rosa, Breithorn and Matterhorn. The hotel also has a restaurant serving traditional Swiss food such as cheese fondue, sausage rosti and Swiss mountain macaroni.

Matterhorn view from the Gornegrat observatory
Matterhorn view from the Gornegrat observatory
Toblerone chocolate logo is inspired by the Matterhorn mountain peak
Toblerone chocolate logo is inspired by the Matterhorn mountain peak

At night, the place is very quiet, with a great view of the sky. The observatory dome has been around since the 1960s until now. The lack of light pollution and dry air allows a good view, even with the naked eye, anyone can observe the beauty of the night. Like the stars above, Gornegrat shines brightly amidst the Swiss mountains, guarding the gateway to the universe for years to come.

The Gornegrat observatory dome opens
The Gornegrat observatory dome opens
Observatorium Gornergrat
Observatorium Gornergrat
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