Glacier Express, Switzerland train journey: The most beautiful country to see by rail; Steve McKenna; Stuff


Switzerland – Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

For the umpteenth time in recent days, the view through my carriage window is so beautiful, so screensaver-perfect, that it looks as if it’s been computer-generated, or at the very least Photoshopped.

But no. This alpine idyll – all craggy, snow-dusted mountains lording over a lush green valley dotted with pine forests, snug wooden chalets and grazing cows and goats – requires no “touching up”, no “filtering” or any other funky tool designed to trick, or induce envy, on social media. We’re talking about Switzerland here, a country so spectacularly, naturally picturesque that you’ll be dreaming about it long after your trip – especially if, like me, you explore it by rail.

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