Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Scenic Swiss Trains in a Nutshell

Jump to last reply

SCENIC SWISS TRAINS IN A NUTSHELL

I've been riding trains around Switzerland practically since they began laying down rails in this Alpine Wonderland. And although any rail line in Switzerland, slicing thru cow pastures, past flower-bedecked chalet houses and hills or mountains always in the background, etc., is scenic and often awesomely scenic some of course are more scenic then others.
What follows are what i, subjectively of course, consider to be my most scenic lines - others will have varying opinions however and as always are welcome to incorporate their opinions here and this will be must appreciated as i love insights of others on a topic i love so much.

1- Bernina Express
2- Jungfrau Railways Interlaken-Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Wengen-Lauterbrunnen-Interlaken
3- Gornegrat Railway Zermatt
4- Grutschalp-Murren
5- Martigny-Chamonix
6- Chur-St Moritz
7- Brig-Zermatt
8- Interlaken-Spiez-Lotschberg (old line)
9- Brunig Pass Interlaken-Lucerne
10- Golden Pass Interlaken-Zweissimmen-Montreux
11- Gotthard line Lucerne/Zurich to Lugano
12- Glacier Express Chur-Brig
13- Lausanne-Montreux-Brig up the Rhone Valley
14 - Lake Lucerne to the summit of Rigi
14- Centovalli Domodossola-Locarno
15 - Landquart-Davos-Filisur
16 - Lake Lucerne to Rigi
and others
Note - Alpnachstad to summit of Mt Pilatus; Appenzell Train and St Moritz-Scuol Tarasp lines not rated - not yet taken yet.

As always interested in others opinions on these or other scenic Swiss trains!

239 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 where to stay dolomites Italy
  2. 2 impact of the euro on travel costs
  3. 3 Cornwall or Paris?
  4. 4 Trip Report There's No Place Like London: Part 2
  5. 5 Good Paris Self-guided Walking Tour Book?
  6. 6 Help for San Sebastian
  7. 7 Need advice on itinerary for Germany
  8. 8 Best luggage for a 7 week trip
  9. 9 spain
  10. 10 How do you organize yourself on vacation?
  11. 11 Which area in Florence - Santa Croce or near Duomo?
  12. 12 2 Days in Rome
  13. 13 23 days in Italy - itenerary HELP
  14. 14 Greece with 4 months baby old in September
  15. 15 Trip Report Photos from our Nearly 2 Weeks in Turkey
  16. 16 Our Eastern Europe trip is at hand - I could use some hotel suggestions.
  17. 17 Mosel Valley Base - NOT Rhine Valley Base
  18. 18 3 days in Rome
  19. 19 Ireland Itinerary Feedback Please
  20. 20 2 full days in Paris
  21. 21 Itinerary Check: Zurich, Munich, Prague, VIenna and Berlin in 20 Days
  22. 22 Skip the line at Vatican museum?
  23. 23 Help with Madrid Location
  24. 24 Venice, just arrived
  25. 25 How are Asians perceived in the Netherlands and Norway?
View next 25 » Back to the top