Jul 14, 2018 - 2:06 AM
in reply to Zenia
>> how far is platform 1 to platform 11 given that we have only 2 minutes
It's very close - a matter of a few metres, and 2 minutes is the standard transfer time at Göschenen. Be ready at the door with your luggage just before the train pulls in to Göschenen.
You will arrive in Göschenen on platform 1. Platform 11 is just on the other side of the station building on platform 1. So you will just have to walk through or around that building to get to Platform 11 (see attached pictures).
Here are a few tips regarding the scenery:
- Before you get to Göschenen, you go through Wassen, with its little white church perched on a prominent hill in the village. You see the church three times, out of alternating sides of the train, as the train negotiates a series of loops to gain height within a short distance as it makes its way up the mountain.
- After the steep climb out of Göschenen you travel past the rugged Schöllenenschlucht (Schöllenen Gorge) and Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge).
- If you're quick enough, you can glimpse the red painting of the devil and goat on the rock face at the side of the (roadway) tunnel entrance at the end of the Devil’s Bridge. This painting depicts an old legend about how the bridge was built in this very challenging terrain, by means of bargaining with the devil.
- Travelling towards Andermatt, sit on the left, ideally facing backwards, to get the best view of the gorge, as it passes in a flash. I have attached some photos of the Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge) in the Schöllenenschlucht.
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