Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke

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Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke

Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gaby123456
Zurich, Switzerland197 contributions
Great Experience
Jul 2020
The restored steam train is a great experience. it starts from Realp and ends in Oberwald (or vice-versa). there is a parking place in Realp nearby, it costs 5 CHF for the whole day. Before the train ride a small cafe is set up to serve coffee and croissants. the train is wonderfully restored and everyone is nice and helpful. if you ordered the ticket online you can exchange it for an old train ticket at the cashier in Realp before the ride. there is also a small shop in which you can buy some souvenirs. During the ride you are allowed to stay outside as well. there is on half the way a bit longer stop with toilet and food. In Oberwald you have a bit more than one hour and then you can take the train back (or use the normal train or the post bus). The ride is not cheap but worthwhile.
Written August 5, 2020
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Simone
180 contributions
So many wonders of nature!
Jul 2018 • Family
We went over the Furka Pass at full speed! First we took the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway to Gletsch, where we changed to the postal bus and travelled up to the top of the pass. We enjoyed looking at the many wonders of nature during the entire trip!
Written February 11, 2019
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Patrick C
28 contributions
Awesome experience not only for railway nerds and train spotters!
Aug 2018 • Family
Me and my 3 year old boy spent a wonderful day aboard the beautifully restored Furka Steam Train. The train attendants did a marvelous job in explaining the history as well as the stunning sights along the track, including the once massive Rhône Glacier. There were plenty of stalls at the stops selling reasonably priced foods and snacks in decent quality.
Written August 6, 2018
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Electroburger
Europe405 contributions
Best steam train experience ever
Aug 2017 • Friends
In 1982, the Furka Oberalp railway replaced some of the most interesting rack railway trackage ever with a 14km long tunnel. This stretch, high in the mountains, was closed in the winter, was abandoned. Over the years, the Furka Dampbahn (steam train) group has been restoring the line, albeit to operate with historic steam locomotives. Bit by bit, the entire line returned to operation as a tourist railway. First trains operated from Realp just to the Furka tunnel, then later on to Gletsch. Now the entire route all the way to Oberward has been restored.

Tourist steam trains now run the entire length from Realp to Oberwald in the summer. You need a reservation (easy enough to do on the Internet), round trip fare 2nd class is around CHF 200.

Sit on the right side departing Realp to see the best views of what's left of the Rhone glacier,
Written January 6, 2018
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phebianMelbourne
Eaglemont, Australia701 contributions
Ah, the memories of steam railway
Sep 2017 • Couples
An experience not to be missed. {There is now a day trip Lucerne - Furka - Lucerne available} I wonder when they will extend the line from the steam railway station back to Realp - it must have started from there originally? Although the trip is expensive we considered it worthwhile, especially travelling first class (small meal and refreshments included). It is advisable to pre-book although tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Bureau in Andermatt. The Furka station is not well signposted at Realp. It is about a 10 minute walk following the SSB railway line, over a bridge, and then you can see the steam railway station on your left. Ah the nostalgia of steam trains, and vintage railway carriages. We were the only people travelling first class and so had a very friendly conductor who spoke excellent English to ourselves. The scenery is spectacular. You pass through many tunnels, with brief stops at Tiefenbach, Furka (a longer stop for refreshments and a toilet break), Getsch, and the trip ends at Obenwald. Shortly after exiting the Furka tunnel you see above you on the right the now closed Hotel Belvedere (used in the James Bond film Goldfinger) and the remnants of the once might Rhone Glacier. A really fantastic trip, one not to be missed!
Written January 1, 2018
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JeffDesmond
Whyalla, Australia56 contributions
Steam rack railway not to be missed
Aug 2017 • Solo
I had seen this steam train advertised on a previous visit to Switzerland but because I wasn't staying nearby I wasn't able to do it.
On this visit I was still 3 and 1/2 hours away by train but I caught an early train to connect to make the 10.15 service. I alighted the train from Brig and had a bare ten minutes to make my way 300-400 metres to where the steam train began.
I quickly bought my tickets and was ushered on board to my seat the train was already nearly full. Not long after that we departed and to the delight of all on board and the awaiting crowd with the whistle blowing the trip had begun.
All those on board were clambering for the best vantage points and with the ability to stand outside numerous exciting places were eagerly sort out as we made our way towards Oberwald.
The train makes three stops and takes on water and we also have a short lunch stop. The initial journey goes upwards then downhill after the lunch break and the rack railway is in use on both sectors due to the incline.
The views all the way along are sensational and I can only give this trip the highest approval and recommend anyone who likes historic trains to climb aboard it is well worth it.
Written August 16, 2017
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Cenk B
Istanbul, Turkey43 contributions
A timeless experience.
Aug 2016 • Family
A small steam locomotive puffing and whistling...
It's like a toy for big boys, maybe a dream from the past, add to this amazing mountanin views...
Do not miss it when you're around.
Written August 14, 2016
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Roderick S
Melbourne52 contributions
History, scenery and engineering: a Swiss specialty.
Sep 2015 • Solo
I am a railway enthusiast, and read about this one for years before I could come to Switzerland, and then had to wait for years more for a trip which wasn't in winter. The scenery and engineering are stunning. This is expensive, but no more so than any other Swiss mountain attraction, and passengers do get value for money. I went on a magnificent autumn day. Staff (virtually all volunteers) were friendly; the conductor gave the commentary in German, then clustered the English speakers to repeat it for us. The 10 min connection at Realp is too tight for transfer and collecting a ticket, and it was easy to fill 1 h 10 min photographing preparations, browsing the shop, or having a drink or snack before starting. I made a one-way journey, and got all of the benefits. Passengers on a Friday were mainly retirees, with some family groups and a only a few diehard railway enthusiasts. There are lots of online references via your search engine, including the official site which must not be posted for your convenience. I have also visited the stub of the Dalat line in Vietnam: the rack section there (now removed) obtained some FO locos, and they have been repatriated.
Written October 4, 2015
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Chris D
Plymouth, UK172 contributions
Steam Enthusiasts
Sep 2015
Day trip not to be missed by both steam and non-steam enthusiasts. Fantastic journey. Staff very helpful.
Written September 10, 2015
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Peter R
Birmingham, UK38 contributions
Wonderful journey, but Realp station poorly signed
Aug 2015 • Couples
If you start your journey in from the SBB station in Realp be aware that the steam railway is not visible from here and very inadequately signposted. You will need to take the underpass, then turn right parallel to the SBB lines, over a bridge and then left down to the DFB station, about a 10 minute walk.
However, the whole experience is very special. The vintage coaches are quite cramped but have large windows so views are panoramic, and they open completely for you to lean out and receive the full "hot cinder" experience! They need to be closed during tunnels for obvious reasons and the volunteer staff will come and warn you, although there does not seem to be much English spoken so this is likely to be in Swiss-German. The first stage up to Tiefenbach is up a steep valley with the loco working hard. At Tiefenbach there is a brief stop to take water and then on to Furka itself where the train in the other direction is met, and there is a half hour stop, not only for refreshments but, most importantly, toilets as there are none on the train. At Furka the train enters the Furka tunnel through the highest point in the journey. Shortly after leaving the tunnel there is the Rhone Glacier, after which the Glacier Express was named - more accurate would be to say the site where the Rhone Glacier was as there is no longer much of it visible from the train. At Gletsch the steam loco is replaced by a diesel and the line descends the narrow and spectacular Rhone Valley towards Oberwald. Just before arrival the exit of the Furka
Basetunnel can be seen, and the DFB station is conveniently located right next to the SBB station. A very special journey which we hope to repeat.
Written August 12, 2015
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