Mar 25, 2018 - 12:53 AM
in reply to PARTHA63
>> Munich to Zurich journey
A scenic (but slightly longer) route from München (Munich) to Zürich is to go via Innsbruck.
There is some great mountain scenery between München and Innsbruck.
Then, between Innsbruck and the Swiss border, the trip is particularly scenic - mountains, valleys and villages.
- Not too long after leaving Landeck-Zams station, there's a castle close by on the right-hand side, which is worth keeping an eye out for (Wiesberg Castle).
- Just after St Anton am Arlberg (where the train will stop), the train goes through a 10km tunnel under the Arlberg mountain range. When you emerge on the other side, if you look back in the direction you have come from there is a good view of the Arlberg massif.
- Shortly after Feldkirch, the train leaves Austria and travels through Liechtenstein for about 10 minutes before crossing the River Rhine (quite narrow at this point) and entering Switzerland at Buchs SG. At Buchs SG the train reverses direction, so you get the impression that you are heading back to Vienna! I've seen a few nervous passengers at this point!
- Between Sargans and Zürich, the train travels alongside the Walensee (Lake Walen, a narrow, very deep lake with the Churfirsten mountains rising steeply from the other side of the lake) and the Zürichsee (Lake Zürich).
Last modified on Mar 25, 2018 - 12:54 AM by Alpenrose666