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Excursions by Rail
Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
This unique round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2061 metres, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the station at Eigergletscher, well-known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to the stations at Eigerwand and Eismeer, with a five minute halt at each. Arrive on the Jungfraujoch, in the heart of a glorious glacier world on the very roof of Europe! The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km the longest ice-stream in the Alps, begins on the Jungfraujoch.
Jungfrau VIP PASS with 3 days unlimited travel is also available.
From Interlaken Ost to the neighbooring village of Wilderswil. Then by cogwheel railway up to the Schynige Platte, with its unique Alpine Garden and views of the towering trio of the Jungfrau, Monach
Schilthorn (James Bond Mountain)
Start your excursion to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria the “James Bond mountain”. First you take the train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and then a short bus trip takes you to Stechelberg from where you take the aerial cable car (via Mürren and Birg) to the top of Schilthorn – Piz Gloria at 2970 m. Enjoy the beautiful view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and on more than 200 other summits, innumerable glaciers and lakes from the big terrace. Or experience a breathtaking 360° panorama from the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. While enjoying a drink or a delicious meal your view extends from the Titlis, along Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to Mont Blanc and to the Black Forest.
Mount Pilatus: Golden Round Trip
From Lucerne you board the boat to Alpnachstad and from there the steepest cogwheel train in the world takes you up to Mount Pilatus at 2132m. On the way back you take the cable car/gondola down to Kriens and further by bus back to Lucerne.
Mount Pilatus: Winter
Enjoy a spectacular trip to Mount Pilatus (2132m/7000ft). From Lucerne take the bus to Kriens. Take the cable car/gondola up to Mount Pilatus then return via gondola back to Kriens and further by bus back to Lucerne.
Take the public train to Arth-Goldau. From the station of Mt. Rigi-Railways you go further on with the cogwheel train up to Rigi Kulm (1800m). From the summit you can have a breath-taking 360 degrees panoramic view of the Alps, looking out over 13 lakes and across all central Switzerland as far as Germany and France. The mountain boasts more than 100 kilometres of hiking paths and footpaths. In the late afternoon you descend from Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad and further by aerial cable-car to Weggis (or continue by cogwheel train to Vitznau) from where you board the boat and enjoy a cruise back to Lucerne.
From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monestry village Engelberg where you board a gondola which takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar takes you up to Mount Titlis. For a spectacular, close-up insight into a glacier, visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift.
Chocolate Train - Montreux to Broc
Ride in first-class comfort in a “Belle Epoque” Pullman car, vintage 1915 and/or the modern panorama car affording stunning views of the vineyards surrounding Montreux and medieval Gruyères. Depart Montreux on the Swiss Riviera, ascend to Gruyères, home of the Gruyère cheese, and eventually continue to Broc, where the chocolate factory is located.
The famous Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). From there by train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip takes you through three cultures from palm trees across regions of eternal snow to the valley of the young Rhine.
Ride the nostalgic rack-railway to the Gornergrat with wildlifespotting; a visit to the observatory or a ride on the highest cable-car in Europe to the Klein Matterhorn, a panoramic platform at 3,885 m above sea-level - great day in the Alps.
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Depart on an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Europe's highest mountain lift with the most fascinating and highest glacial palace in the world - at 3883m. Experience the mystical world below the perennial ice, with its ice sculptures and displays about glaciers, geology and the wine in Zermatt. Round off this excursion with a visit to the highest viewing platform in Europe the Matterhorn glacier paradise.
From here, you can see the Matterhorn from its most beautiful side. There's plenty to see here: the mountains stretch before you, from the Dufourspitze to the Weisshorn, and, right in the middle, the Matterhorn. You can also find themed paths about marmots (woodchucks), alpine flora and the mountain world of Zermatt. While on the way to the Rothorn in the winter, you can also stop off at the Sunnegga.
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