May 29, 2018 - 10:16 PM
A few facts about the Montreux - Zweisimmen railway - ie the MOB:
The Golden Pass is historically only Montreux - Zweisimmen, only more recent marketing branding takes the 'Goldenpass route' east of Zweisimmen to Interlaken.
The Golden Pass is the touristic branding for the Montreux - Oberland Bernois (MOB) railway which runs from Montreux to Zweisimmen, but after a few years of favouring 'Goldenpass services', the company decided it was losing its tradition and has reverted to putting the Chemin de Fer Montreux - Oberland Bernois name on publicity and train coaches.
It is very scenic, but the MOB route is far from being the most spectacular (although any dubbing of this nature is going to subjective and personal) in Switzerland.
If you are already in car, you can see all the scenery that the route offers really just by driving the same way.
A better 'train only' trip would be to park your car at Visp and go by train Visp - Zermatt - Gornergrat, as Zermatt and Gonergrat are places you can't drive to.
If you do do the MOB railway you can catch any train, there is no need to book, and in fact you could pick it up anywhere along the line if you fancy.
Here is the timetable PDF for the MOB:
www.fahrplanfelder.ch/ fileadmin/fap_pdf_fiel ds/2018/120.pdf
Last modified on May 29, 2018 - 10:19 PM by 1960man