Wengen Cog Train, how scary is it??

Jan 23rd, 2007, 07:53 AM
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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
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:05 AM
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The train to Wengen isn't scary in the least as far as I remember.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:21 AM
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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.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:21 AM
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I agree. I have height freight as well and have no problem with the train. I don't recall it being an issue whatsoever.
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Mar 17th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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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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