Glacier Express

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Glacier Express

 

ROUTE
Zermatt- St. Moritz (travel time 7.45 hours)


Reaching new heights:


Travel from the Engadine to the Matterhorn in 7 ½ hours. Or vice versa. There may be quicker ways of getting there – but none provides more pleasure than the Glacier Express.

The world’s slowest express train is also the most famous – with its stunning scenery and remarkable array of railway engineering feats linking the fashionable Alpine resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt. The red and white train winds its way through no fewer than 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges. But don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. Observation carriages open up vistas of unique landscapes – for example, the 400-metre deep Rhine Gorge, the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass and of course the mighty Matterhorn in Zermatt. All in a spectacular setting of rugged cliff faces, crystal-clear mountain lakes and unspoilt villages. Mentioning all the fascinating sights would take us forever – so why not step aboard the Glacier Express and see for yourself?


 

HIGHLIGHTS


 

St. Moritz and region

The name St. Moritz always evokes many expectations – but a cruise at 1800 metres isn’t usually one of them. The 40-minute trip on Lake Sils is Europe’s highest-altitude cruise.

Lakes, forests, glaciers – and at their centre the Corvatsch (3303 metres), the highest peak in the Upper Engadine ski region. Take the trip to the summit with the aerial cableway.

 Chur and region

A raging river, white limestone cliffs, vast forests – these are the natural wonders making up one of Switzerland’s most spectacular sights. The Rhine Gorge can be explored on foot or even by Rhaetian Railway.

 Zermatt

Climb aboard the cogwheel railway up to the 3089-metre Gornergrat and you can marvel at the Matterhorn up close. Not only that – this iconic peak is flanked by no fewer than 28 other 4000-metre summits!

Europe’s highest-altitude aerial cableway takes you to the Klein Matterhorn. Stand on the Matterhorn glacier paradise observation platform at 3883 metres and marvel at a majestic world of snow.

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