Switzerland by train
By Peter Liney
26 January 2016
It was with quite a lot of pleasure I recently spent five days in Switzerland as a guest of Swiss Tourism and was able to travel on three of the great iconic train journeys...Read more
Nestled at the foot of the famous Schiltorn Mountain is the pretty, unspoilt village of Mürren. The village occupies a mountain terrace above the Lauterbrunnen valley at an altitude of 5,413 feet (1,650 metres). Mürren attracts visitors throughout the year, although the true attraction for many is the 'Piz Gloria' - an impressive rotating restaurant built at the summit of the Schiltorn, made famous by the 1969 James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
The summit of the Schiltorn is reached by cable car, where on a clear day as many as 200 mountain peaks can be seen. From Mürren there are a number of marked walking trails which lead through the forests and scenery surrounding the village. A more adventurous option is to enjoy ice skating on the village's open-air rink.
Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.… see more
Celebrate an unforgettable New Year with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.… see more
The unique location of Interlaken, nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, and watched over by the mighty Jungfrau, make the ideal base for a holiday exploring the majestic winter peaks of the Bernese Oberland by train, including spectacular trips to the summit of the Jungfrau and Schilthorn peaks.… see more
The spectacular mountain landscapes and lush meadows of the majestic Alps await on this unforgettable holiday in Switzerland's famous Bernese Oberland. Travel to the summit of the Schilthorn and experience the tremendous Trümmelbach waterfalls, all on some of the best heritage railways in Europe.… see more
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