The Gornergrat railroad (German: Gornergratbahn or Gornergrat Bahn; GGB) is a mountain rack railroad, situated in the Swiss canton of Valais. It connects the resort town of Zermatt, arranged at 1,604 m (5,262 ft) above mean ocean level, to the summit of the Gornergrat. The Gornergrat railroad station is arranged at a height of 3,089 m (10,135 ft), which makes the Gornergrat rail line the second most noteworthy rail line in Europe after the Jungfrau, and the most astounding outside railroad of the mainland. The line opened in 1898, and was the principal electric rack railroad to be inherent Switzerland. The Gornergrat is a beginning stage for some treks, as it untruths encompassed by 29 tops transcending 4,000 m (13,123 ft) in the Alps and a few ice sheets, including the Gorner Glacier (which is charged as the second longest ice sheet in the Alps). Toward the end of the line on Gornergrat, the Matterhorn is unmistakable on a sunny morning. It is additionally a well known skiing area.