Friday, November 4, 2016

St. Moritz and the Glacier Express

Executive summary by darmansjah

St Moritz  is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina, lies a few kilometres south of the town. St. Moritz hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. It is a popular destination of the upper class and international Jet Set, as well as one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world.

The public transport system in Switzerland, the trains especially, mean something very special. It’s no coincidence that the Swiss are world champions when it comes to rail travel.

The Swiss Travel System includes an impressive network of 20,000 train, bus and boat kilometers and an attractive range of tickets which enables visitors from abroad to travel in comfort within Switzerland. Leave your car behind, you won’t need it anyway. The motto is "the journey is the destination", so lean back, relax and enjoy the trip when it starts right at the airport and brings you as far as the highest railway station in Europe.

And don’t forget to experience the king of Swiss trains – the panoramic trains like the Glacier Express, GoldenPass, Bernina Express & Co. are worth the journey at any time of the year. And with the family card children up to 15 years travel for free with their parents. Start planning your holidays with these exciting ticket options.
Bernina Express
Panoramic views
Cross 196 bridges, 55 tunnels
A stunning 4h journey

Glacier Express
Zermatt-Chur-Davos/St. Moritz
Most scenic train ride
Cross 291 bridges, 91 tunnels
A fantastic 7h journey
The Glacier Express is a scenic train offering a panoramic trip through the Alps in Switzerland. From the eastern to western Swiss Alps the views are amazing. The Glacier Express travels through 91 tunnels, over 291 bridges and along 2 km on the Oberalp Pass (2,044 metre-high). Main stations on the route are Zermatt, Brig, Andermatt, Chur, Davos and St. Moritz. The Glacier Express operates all year round. However in winter there are less services.

GoldenPass Line
Panoramic views
Vaud Riviera to Lake Lucerne
A unique 6-hours train travel

1 comment:

  1. I must say the Engadine valley in Switzerland is certainly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. Also, I never knew even reading about it could be this much interesting. I wholeheartedly thank you for sharing such informative piece. However, besides Switzerland visa, do I need anything else to explore this magnificent valley?