Take the cog railway to the top and you'll get a view that is just spectacular. Depends on the weather of course and while we did get a glimpse of the Matterhorn peak it was mostly obscured in clouds. So you get the choice of a bunch of other peaks at 3000+ metres that, while not as spectacular as the Matterhorn, still are very special to see. You can see glimpses of peaks from Zermatt but not like the observation point at Gornergrat.
Have a good look to the south and east because you won't see that much if you decide to walk down the mountain. We did at descending from 3100m to 1600m took us nearly 5 hours and we loved every moment of it. Tired legs, sore feet but very pleased we did it. On the way you'll pass a little lake that lets you see reflections of the Matterhorn. That's assuming that it's visible in the first place and that there's no wind on the lake :).
We visited at the end of summer and on the peak and at various points on the way down the wind was bitter. Take some warm clothes and layer them so that you don't end up too warm at the end.
Take lots of pictures. We even spotted a squirrel on the way down. You can get to see marmuts and ibexs if you're lucky.
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