Category: Switzerland

Swiss set world record for longest passenger train; Rail Magazine

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Switzerland’s metre gauge Rhaetian Railway (RhB) achieved global attention on October 29 by breaking the record for the longest passenger train ever operated.

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Eggishorn viewpoint: look out over the Great Aletsch Glacier; Switzerland Tourism

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The Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site seems close enough to touch, as 20 kilometres of the Aletsch Glacier stretch out right in front of your eyes. This is a viewpoint where you will want to take your time and marvel at the sights before you.

Source: Eggishorn viewpoint: look out over the Great Aletsch Glacier | Switzerland Tourism

Lavaux – A Panoramic Destination In The Heart Of The Canton; Press Release Network

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Spoilt by breath-taking natural beauty and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lavaux is one of Switzerland’s most picturesque regions. The Lavaux vineyard stretches across 400 kilometres of walls and consist of 10,000 terraces spread over 40 levels. This makes the region the most extensive in Switzerland with the mosaic of vines stretching for about 14 kilometres between Montreux and Vevey (the Swiss Riviera) to the east and Lausanne to the west.

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Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go; Alex Sakalis; Daily Beast

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It’s a chilly, December morning as Alex Sakalis slinks into Chur Railway Station in the southeast of Switzerland. Scanning the platforms, he eventually spot it: that trademark red exterior with the curved panoramic windows and the words Bernina Express emblazoned across the side. The other passengers have arrived and there’s a palpable excitement in the air. They are all here for one reason only—to take Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Frequently named Europe’s most scenic train ride, the Bernina Express is a romantic throwback to the golden age of European rail travel, when the journey was the destination.

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