Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Journey on the Glacier Express, Switzerland (May 20, 2008)

The Glacier Express is a world-famous railway line stretching from Davos and St. Moritz in eastern Switzerland to Zermatt - at the base of the Matterhorn - in southwestern Switzerland. The train carries passengers across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels, along the Rhine Gorge (known as the "Swiss Grand Canyon") and over the 2033m high Oberalp pass. Needless to say, the views from the panoramic carriages are absolutely breathtaking!
Heading towards the 2033m high Oberalp Pass, with the help of a cog wheel. The line over the pass was first opened in 1926.
Surrounded by white on all sides
Technicolor green valleys, covered with wildflowers
For much of the journey, the train travels along the river
Small hillside villages sit in the shadow of nearby mountains

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