Highlights of the journey
Highlights of the route include the ascent of the Oberalp Pass,
the highest point on the line at 2,033 metres above sea level, the
stunning Rhine Gorge through which the train travels alongside the
river and the remarkable - and famous - Landwasser Viaduct, a vast
and curving limestone structure of six arches which spans the
Landwasser River sixty-five metres below and leads
the Glacier Express directly into the adjoining
The only times at which there is little of interest to observe
from the Glacier Expressis when the train is passing through
one of the ninety-one tunnels which lie along its route. Otherwise,
passengers enjoy a constantly-changing vista of Switzerland's most
breath-taking landscapes as they traverse imposing snow-clad
mountain ranges, skirt the shores of vast lakes and pass through
rolling Alpine wildflower meadows.
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