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Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

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Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Hi,

Your recommendation and advice please, if we want to take the Glacier Express. Which is the most beautiful section(s) of the route on the Glacier Express?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

St Moritz to Andermatt or visa versa.

If you want to see the train from the outside then walk the path from Preda to Bergun through the spirals.

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2. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Hi TripHunting,

To me, the most spectacular part was shorter; it was only the part between Disentis and Andermatt. The rest of the trip was no more wonderful than just about any train ride in the Alps!

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3. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Thank you.

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4. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Have a look at the video (sound in german only)

http://www.rhb.ch/Video-Glacier.703.0.html

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5. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Although I personally take the train a lot from Brig to Chur (because of connections) I agree with Swandav... Disentis-Muster to Andermatt is by far the most spectacular. The Rhine gorges are wonderful (the young Rhine that has its source in the mountains above Andermatt) and the part of the line along the Oberalp pass which is wild and spectacular.

After Andermatt in the direction of Brig it is pretty, no more. And St Moritz to Chur is OK but not spectacular...

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6. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Hey,

The best part on this route was from Disentis/Muster to Andermatt.

We went in early une and still when we reached Andermatt there was some snow there..

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7. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Some of the experts say that the part of the route from Chur to St Moritz is not spectacular. Let me narrow that down and say that when you get to Thusis the mountains close in and the railway begins to climb steeply. From here you have to make sure you sit on the correct side of the train in this case the left until the Albula is crossed at Sollis then switch to the right you pass the villages of Tiefencastel, Surava and Alveneu where just beyond be prepared for one of the greatest sights in Europe as you cross the famous Landwasser viaduct the end of which is butressed to a tunnel in a cliff face high above the valley floor.

After Filisur the junction for the Davos line you climb again the railway enters a spiral tunnel and then looking back you can see Filsur below and behind you, several tunnels now as the valley floor rises you reach Berguen a historic village where before the railway came travelers used to rest before tackling the climb to the Albula pass.

Now time for dizzying confusion as the railway loops around the village it is passed on both the right and left hand side of the train onwards and up wards keep looking out of the train window as there is a tangle of viaducts railway lines and tunnels as the railway spirals three times.

The train gluides to a halt at Preda before entering the long summit Albula tunnel and if you are luck you burst through the other end in glorius sunshine before coasting towards St Moritz.

The Albula line has recieved UN World Heritage Status so obviously it is not just me whom thinks it is worth the trip!

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8. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

please advise if it is better to sit on the right or left of the train when travelling from zermatt to st moritz

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9. Re: Most beautiful sections of the Glacier Express

Post no. 6 already answer your question. Read carefully.

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