It’s Sunday so it must be time for our weekly virtual trip to beautiful Switzerland. A country that is 900 miles away from our house in England but actually feels more like where our hearts want to be. One day we will return.

Today we are going back to 2015 and our last trip to this alpine wonderland. It was the second last day of our holiday and the weather was glorious. So we went on a bit if an expedition. We went to the Zermatt. From there we caught the mountain train which took us to 10285ft (3135m) to the top of the Gonnergrat. The train is an experience as it’s Europe’s highest open-air railway.

The top is a huge rocky ridge with a luxury hotel, restaurant, shops, astronomical observatories, a beautiful stone chapel and views of The Matterhorn. It overlooks a stunning glacier and has views of 29 4000m mountains. It’s a truly epic place.

After a few hours at the top we walked down most of the way. Poignantly this would prove to be our last long family walk as a team of 3. So it’s extra special to me and our son.

I give you the Gonnergrat.

58 thoughts on “Swiss Sunday

  1. Thank you, Gary Kermit Superdad! Swiss Sunday on Saturday Night is one of my favorite things. I’ve been waiting until after Daughter was dropped off at work and Ben was in bed to enjoy these moments of beauty!
    This place is more rugged and stark. It has a different kind of beauty from the grassy hills and waterfalls.
    I’ll bet the stars are magnificent… those telescopes…πŸ₯°πŸŒ πŸŒ™πŸŒŒ

    That train looks pretty cool too!
    Thank you for making me smile!πŸ˜πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  2. Such rugged beauty, I love the one of the Matterhorn poking out of the clouds and the one of your son and I assume that’s his Mom? Bittersweet memories, I’m sure. I read somewhere that God gave us memories so we might have roses in December, it always stuck with me. May you enjoy all your memories, may they be sweet as roses and even more beautiful.

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    1. I hope you don’t mind that I reply.
      It depends πŸ˜„I made good experiences so far but my son, who travels to commercial school twice a week for more than two years, is not talking well about the Swiss train system – mostly outages of trains but also delays that made him miss the connecting train.

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  3. I can only imagine how much this trip must mean to the two of you, Gary.
    The Gonnergrat was on our list this summer. But it was too far away to do it on one day and we did not want to stay at a hotel with my mom (Corona). BUT… the list still exists and your photos only fueled the wish to go there!

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