The Lucerne-Interlaken Express is celebrated for its modern comfortable carriages with large panoramic windows, as well as for the marvellous scenery it offers along the route. Our two-hour journey on this fabulous line tends to operate in the opposite direction, beginning instead at Interlaken station. Departing from Interlaken our train makes its way eastwards, hugging the shore of shimmering Lake Brienz. The colours on display are vivid, from the deep blue of the clear lake water to the lush green Alpine pastures and glinting white snow on the mountain tops.
After skirting around the lake, we continue through more classic Swiss scenery - verdant, bright meadows lined with pretty flowers and decorative wooden chalets. We then arrive in the charming town of Meiringen, known for its claim as the home of the meringue. From Meiringen we reverse and continue along the route into the Aare Valley, and cross along its wide open spaces to the Brünig Pass. Before long we reach the peak of the line at 3,307ft, then begin our descent. The Lucerne-Interlaken Express train makes its way down past rushing streams and waterfalls, then alongside Lakes Lungern and Sarnen. This stretch of the line is characterised by the attractive villages around the lakes and on the lower mountain slopes. Eventually we reach the edge of Lake Lucerne, and continue along its shores to the fantastic city of Lucerne.