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What people say

"You don't have to hike to reach this beautiful alpine lake. Simply ride the mountain train from Gornergrat down one stop to Rotenboden. From there, it's an easy 5 min walk down to the Riffelsee lake on a dirt path. You can easily spend an hour here, strolling around the lake, taking pictures, and having a picnic. If you want to hike, the Riffelweg starts here and hikes to lower train stops, as described below. "
"You have to take the train from Täsch then the Gornergrat Railway to get to the trail here. From there it’s about 1 mile round trip to reach the lake! Pro tip: best time to visit is the earliest train possible to see the golden hour hit the Matterhorn! ⛰ "
"TIP: To get the best reflection either go early morning or late afternoon just before sun down"

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