Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Caution picking car from Europcar at Stazione Termini
  2. 2 Trip Report Scotland in 18 nights, smirr and sun and mud!
  3. 3 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  4. 4 Ambitious 1st time trip through Europe whilst pregnant??
  5. 5 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  6. 6 Northern Ireland ideas
  7. 7 Trip planning to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg
  8. 8 Paris Neighborhood Help
  9. 9 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  10. 10 Itinerary input for trip to Spain and France
  11. 11 Trip Report Long weekend in Albania
  12. 12 ASTURIAS IN LATE OCTOBER??
  13. 13 Online Site for Alhambra Tickets
  14. 14 Trip Report Just the wine list please and Daisy came too.
  15. 15 scotland itinerary
  16. 16 Northern Italy in 2 Weeks?
  17. 17 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  18. 18 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
  19. 19 Hotel in Florence
  20. 20 Travel between Civitavecchia and Rome
  21. 21 Advice needed for family trip to Belgium and Germany
  22. 22 Missing Toronto Woman May Be in France
  23. 23 Malta - how to do it?
  24. 24 Using CPAP machine in France
  25. 25 Castle Stays in Wales
View next 25 » Back to the top

Palenque's Scenic Swiss Trains

Jump to last reply

I'm a train buff and retired travel writer specializing in European trains. Switzerland is my favorite country to rail around in - a Valhalla for rail nuts as well as those who enjoy scenic trains.
Here's part of an article i once wrote for a now defunct journal:
SCENIC SWISS TRAINS
No European country rivals Switzerland in the abundance of scenic railways, as nearly every mile of its myriad of rail lines is scenic and often, tracking by rugged Alpine peaks, sensationally so. With an incredibly dense rail system rolling through an often sinuous terrain, rail is the way to go in Switzerland. Trains link virtually every Swiss town, and in fact reach several renowned Alpine venues to which motorists can't get to by car. From rail stations, Switzerland's legendary postal buses roll to even more remote areas, meaning public transit can take a traveler nearly anywhere in this rather compact country. And making rail travel in this Alpine wonderland even better are a series of special tourist trains, such as the legendary Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Golden Pass train - all of which track by some of Europe's most awesome scenery.
This article will cover:
Bernina Express
The Davos Loop
The Centovalli Line
The Gotthard Line
The William Tell Express boat-and-rail journey
Scenic postal bus rides like the Palm Express
The Glacier Express
The Gornergrat Railway
Spiez-Montreux part of the Golden Pass route
The Bruning Pass line
The Jungfrau Railways
Brig-Lotschberg-Spiez mainline
The Simplon Bus
Interlaken area Three Passes bus
Lake Geneva lines, including the Chocolate train
The Rhone Valley line
Martigny-Chamonix
and more
As usual comments, experiences and questions from others are welcome.
This will be done in installments, starting with the next posting - The BERNINA EXPRESS, in my opinion Europe's most dramatically scenic train line!

288 Replies | Jump to bottom Add a Reply
288 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement