Sunday, February 20, 2022

The photos that prove the Glacier Express is the most magical winter train ride

When it comes to winter escapes in cold weather destinations, Switzerland’s Glacier Express offers an unrivalled experience.
Proving that you can still have an out-of-this-world experience without forking out for a cruise to Antarctica or venturing to Alaska, the classic red train journey brings you to Europe's mountains at their very best – with views of snow-covered forests and peaks included!

Dubbed the world’s slowest express train (it is an eight-hour experience, after all), this bucket list train journey can be experienced at any time of year, but it’s during winter that the Glacier Express, Switzerland's top attraction, is most magical.

The Glacier Express route, with it four sections from Zermatt to St Moritz, takes you through the breathtaking Swiss Alps, travelling over 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and climbing to the top of the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 metres.

From mountain forests to the arches of the Landwasser Viaduct and the jagged scenes of the Rhine Gorge, you won’t want to put your camera down for a minute as the array of attractions pass by on this magnificent adventure.

Totally transformed from the summer when a carpet of green covers the landscapes, winter brings a special touch to the region when it is covered in snow - getting your hands on Glacier Express tickets is a must for 2022 and 2023.

This is not just any train ride, either. The Glacier Express provides views of Switzerland's wonders from its panoramic windows as you feast on three-course meals and hear about the attractions from the headphones provided. It's simply magical. Check out these photos of the Glacier Express in action...




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