Glacier Express: Scenic Swiss Ride Through the Alps

Visiting Switzerland and not boarding a special train to soak in the sights that nature has endowed upon this country? Well, make way for the Glacier express which moves you around the country side and across the Alps.


Running at an average speed of 25 miles per hour, this train takes about eight hours to complete the distance of 180 miles. Regarded as the ‘Slowest express train of the world’, it gives you an ample amount of time to soak in the beauty that slides by the sides. Journeying through 91 tunnels and 291 bridges, the train travels through one of the most admired routes of railways in the world.

What’s more? The train in itself is beauty personified. Enriched with the goodness of large windows with spotless glass, it caters to magnificent roofs that support inclined glass view. While the scenes from all the seats are spectacular, we are sure you’ll not regret any seat arrangement. From Zermatt to St Moritz, and everything in-between, the train plies irrespective of the weather conditions let it be rain, snow or shine.

Regarded as Switzerland’s Rail genius, the Glacier express is a sparkling red train that awaits you for the journey of a lifetime. Its first look shall make you feel satisfied and value for money you spent. Delectable meals are served at your seat to enhance your overall experience while catering to your taste buds.

Beauty of the route unfolds scene after scene as you will crave to capture it all inside your camera. From Alpine meadows, to streams and brooks oozing out of mountains to Landwasser Viaduct, Abula a UNESCO World Heritage site, the journey showcases a number of stunning Gorges and mountain peaks laden with snow.

While the landscape along the journey varies from season to season, winter covers most of the region in snow blanket whereas summer gives way to greenery with some cow patches visible on grass. Its penultimate experience in either season but one season’s journey shall definitely crave you for the other.

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