Riding the Scenic Train Through Switzerland
In Switzerland, as in most of Europe, it is easy to get around. You can choose to drive, fly, or take the train. Most people take the train system, as it’s an efficient form of transportation around the country. Jason and I traveled all over, from Zurich to Vevey to Geneva to Bern and on to St. Mortiz. A Swiss Pass makes traveling by train even easier since you can purchase one for a set amount of time. The Swiss Pass allows you to board trains without having to purchase a ticket for each ride you take.
We zigzagged all over the place, but did it with ease. On the leg of the trip from Geneva to Bern we took the Golden Pass scenic train. The scenic train passes through the mountains of Switzerland from Montreux to Zweisimmen and transports you into another world. Along the route are small Swiss villages filled with ornate wooden buildings. Some were ski villages where locals and visitors alike would board and depart with skis and snowboards for a day of swishing down the mountains. Some villages were small farming communities buried deep in snow awaiting spring so they can begin to work again.
I hope you enjoy the photos from along our journey on the Golden Pass scenic train from Montreux to Zweisimmen, Switzerland.