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cindylo Jan 23rd, 2007 07:53 AM

Wengen Cog Train, how scary is it??
 
First trip to Switzerland and planning to spend a few days in Wengen. I have seen photos of cog trains which nearly hang off of the side of the mountain and since I have some degree of height fright, I'm wondering if we should consider another location (I'm okay as long as there is not a steep vertical drop right next to the car).

Any advice would be most appreciated.
Thanks, Cindy

Marija Jan 23rd, 2007 08:05 AM

The train to Wengen isn't scary in the least as far as I remember.

altamiro Jan 23rd, 2007 08:21 AM

Nothing there "hangs off the side of a mountain. The track is sometimes quite exposed; however if you have fear of heights, just sit down on the opposite side.

where2 Jan 23rd, 2007 08:21 AM

I agree. I have height freight as well and have no problem with the train. I don't recall it being an issue whatsoever.

enzian Mar 17th, 2007 10:51 AM

I think the one hanging to the side of a mountain in most photos is the train up Mt. Pilatus (near Luzern). The train up to Wengen is fine.


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