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Swiss Alpine Train Excursion

There are several scenic train routes running through the Alps of Switzerland. The “Golden Pass” route connects Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreaux and offers what many think to be the best scenic alpine train excursion.

I began my journey at the halfway point, in Interlaken. After a beautiful ride along Lake Thun, I transferred to a cog-driven train. Here we climbed the 76% grade trek through alpine meadows to the high point of the expedition. Then we began the journey down to Montreaux offering beautiful vistas of the Alps and Lake Geneva.

Here is a short video highlighting my adventure.

About the Author

David McGuffin established David McGuffin’s Exploring Europe, Inc. in 2001 to formally offer European tours. Since then, he has taken several thousand satisfied customers on memorable and educational tours to Europe.

  1. Dino Tyre Reply

    Wish I were there!

  2. Susan Reply

    I am enjoying keeping up with you through your videos and blogs this summer. Trust me when I say that I wish I were there with you!

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  4. Jim Reply

    David:
    More TRAINS! Someday we’ll go back to Switzerland just to sightsee by train. Okay, maybe we’ll get off at Lauterbrunnen too.
    Jim

  5. David McGuffin Reply

    Jim, I’ve done a lot of train rides this summer. There are a couple of more posts with train video. Hope all is well with you and Ann

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