Apr 25, 2016 - 4:11 PM
in reply to projects
<<"is that seated facing forward for the journey ">>
Look at the direction that the train will leave Lauterbrunnen....away from the railhead . Sit on the right hand side as if you are facing in the direction that the train is traveling.
However, many of the cars have about half and half seats facing in either direction. Whichever way you look when seated - toward the front or the back of the train - sit on the right relative to the forward direction of motion of the train. You may end up facing either way.
The train is meter gauge and the cars are small. You can see out both sides fairly well.
Also, as the train leaves Lauterbrunnen for Wengen and starts its climb, the views on the left, over the valley are best. Once the train turns, then the views on the right are better, and the best one is that view southwards that I posted, taken from just below Wengen. It only is there for a few seconds.
If you miss it, you can get off in Wengen, walk about 5 minutes to the lookout near the church, and maybe down the hill just a little bit. That is where I took that picture from.