Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Three breathtaking Swiss railway lines that you should not miss

Three breathtaking Swiss railway lines that you should not miss

 As a landlocked country, Switzerland has the largest and dense railway network in the world. Here are the 3 most beautiful railway lines in Switzerland if you want to admire the breathtaking roads!

In the 19th century, Switzerland lagged behind its neighbors and became an isolated country in Europe. In 1847, the Nord Suisse company built the first railway connecting the Swiss cities of Zurich and Baden. In the second half of the 19th century, the private railroads continued to multiply, and by 1860 Switzerland became the country with the densest rail network in Europe.

 

Rhaetian Bernina Express - the most beautiful railway in SwitzerlandRailway Rhaetian Bernina Express

 

It is a joy to travel to Switzerland by train.  Ships are rarely late and there is a reason for that! In 1952, Swiss engineer Hans Hilfiker modernized the official railway watch dating back to 1944 and simplified the dial and added a red second hand - allowing visitors to accurately estimate the time remaining. That is why you should experience the most beautiful railway lines in Switzerland


1. Rhaetian Bernina Express Railway

This is one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps and one of the most beautiful railways in the world . From Chur, Landquart, Sois, St Moritz in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy, the Bernina Railway travels gently through splendid spiral tunnels and via viaducts as you climb the Albula valley. The train is red - not a racing train that climbed over 1000 meters thanks to the surprising Ladwasser viaduct with 55 tunnels, 196 bridges.

Bernina connects Southern and Northern Europe, crossing lavish regions and rich cultures that you will admire from modern panoramic cars. Spectacular views and well-preserved alpine scenery along the way allow you to experience  this most beautiful railway in Switzerland . This route is also a memorial to the pioneering days of railway construction and from Sois to Tirano has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


2. Glacier express train

Since 1930, this train has linked the two famous mountain ski resorts, the town of St Moritz and the resort town of Zermatt, for 8 hours and over 291 km. With a spiral tunnel, Landwasser viaduct, Rhine Gorge (great canyon of Switzerland) with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and the Mattertal valley, the Glacier Express bullet train crosses Furka Pass through a 15.35 long tunnel km and Oberlap peaked at 2033 meters to complete a journey. This breathtaking and unrivaled landscape will make a real impression on you.

Switzerland's most beautiful railway will take you through the three cantons - Valais, Uri and Graubünden in Switzerland. A unique accomplishment with a section in shelved rail. This exclusive train offers great on-board seating, multi-language destination explanation of passing areas and of course offers incredible panoramic views of the land Switzerland. 


3. The railway route to the top of Jungfrau

In 1811, the Meyer brothers reached the summit of Jungfrau. This peak is covered with snow and eternal glaciers overlooking the Swiss city of Interlaken . Jungfrau Railway is one of the most beautiful railway lines in Switzerland  with the highest railway station in Europe reaching a peak of 3454 meters. The railroad track was completed in 1912. The serrated railway runs through a tunnel to Jungfraujoch with breathtaking views out into the glacier outside through the train window and on top of the world in an unbelievably magical way with ice, snow and ice.

Cold gusts of air pass through your face, snow falls under your feet, and the view almost takes your breath away: on one side is a view of the Mittelland plateau up to the Vosges, on the other is the Aletsch Glacier, surrounded by four thousand meter mountain peak. Standing on Jungfraujoch 3,454 meters above sea level, you can feel it from the very first step: this is another world, it's one you have to experience in  Switzerland's most beautiful railway this.

More specifically, the Gotthard tunnel, built in 1888 with a length of 15 km, will be paired with a new tunnel and will be inaugurated in 2022, promising another breathtaking vision of the country with 3/4 of the area is the Alps.

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