Zermatt, Gornergrat and the famous Matterhorn

The small village of Zermatt at the base of the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland is a nice place to stay for a winter holiday. If you take the Zahnradbahn to the Gornergrat you can watch many 4000+ meter high mountains and glaciers from that perfect observation place right above the Kulm Hotel Gornergrat with a perfect sight of the Matterhorn - provided no clouds cover it. For Amateur-Astronomers this place is a very good choice for doing Astrophotography of the winter night sky as the sky is quite dark and the air very clear due to the altitude of >3000 m. Perhaps one of the best places for Astronomy in this latitude range in wester Europe. Please note the 360° panorama shot from the observation place above the Kulm Hotel, done with a self made panorama adapter and stitched in Autopano Pro, which is - from my personal point of view - the best panorama software up to date whith far more better results than with Photoshop, hugin or comparable program.