Switzerland's Glacier Express World's Top Train Trip
75th Year Anniversary
Switzerland's Glacier Express; operating since 1930, is billed as "the world's slowest express train" and averages 22 mph.
It is ranked number one in The International Railway Traveler's readership poll: "World's Top Rail Experiences."
The famous Swiss mountain railway, from St. Moritz to Zermatt, from Piz Bernina to the Matterhorn.
A train ride lasting seven and one-half hours taking you over 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels, over the 2033 m high Oberalp Pass.
A panorama voyage through the high Alps in the heart of Switzerland.
Trains are a curious mixture of old and new.
Modern passenger cars have panoramic windows for enjoyment of the spectacular scenery, while the antique dining cars feature wood paneling, brass fixtures, and special tilted wineglasses that are designed to prevent spilling during the steeper portions of the journey.
Some trains have glass-roofed observation cars with a narrated trip commentary that first-class passengers can visit when they aren't dining or occupying their assigned seats.
The Glacier Express - glistening mountains in summer, fairytale landscapes under deep snow in winter, a delight of flowers in spring, magnificent colors in autumn.
Glacier Express Trip Altitude Variation
*Switzerland Slideshow Photo Tour
*Switzerland Special Rail Passes
*75th Anniversary Glacier Express Stumble It!