8 Most Breathtaking Mountain Train Rides In The Alps

Dreaming of a train ride through stunning green landscapes and snow-capped mountain peaks? Join us for an evening watching some of the most picturesque train journeys through the Swiss, German, Italian, and the Austrian Alps.

Pilatus Railway, Switzerland

The Pilatus Railway runs from Alpnachstad at Lake Alpnach to its terminus near the Esel peak of the Pilatus mountain. This Swiss mountain railway is the steepest rack railway in the world. It has a maximum gradient of 48 percent.

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Pilatus Railway, Switzerland

The Pilatus Railway runs from Alpnachstad at Lake Alpnach to its terminus near the Esel peak of the Pilatus mountain. This Swiss mountain railway is the steepest rack railway in the world. It has a maximum gradient of 48 percent.

Mont Blanc Tramway, France

The Mont Blanc tramway is a mountain railway that runs between Le Fayet, at 580 meters above sea level, and Nid d’Aigle, at 2,372 meters. The ride is 12,4 kilometers long. The Mont Blanc tramway was opened in 1907 and is transport… Read full text

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Mont Blanc Tramway, France

The Mont Blanc tramway is a mountain railway that runs between Le Fayet, at 580 meters above sea level, and Nid d’Aigle, at 2,372 meters. The ride is 12,4 kilometers long. The Mont Blanc tramway was opened in 1907 and is transporting tourists and mountaineers about halfway up to the summit of Mont Blanc.

Brienz Rothorn Railway, Switzerland

The 7,6 kilometers long Brienz Rothorn Railway climbs from Brienz, at the eastern end of Lake Brienz, to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain. The track is a rack railway, which allows the trains to run up steep hills. Stea… Read full text

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Brienz Rothorn Railway, Switzerland

The 7,6 kilometers long Brienz Rothorn Railway climbs from Brienz, at the eastern end of Lake Brienz, to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain. The track is a rack railway, which allows the trains to run up steep hills. Steam locomotives operate the Brienz Rothorn Railway. The Brienz Rothorn Railway reaches a height of 2,244 meters, which makes it the fourth-highest railway in Switzerland. Watch the ride from the driver’s eye view.

Glacier Express, Switzerland

Watch the Glacier Express run through the snowy Swiss Alps, and watch this scenic ride from the driver’s eye view. The Glacier Express is a train that connects the two major mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss … Read full text

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Glacier Express, Switzerland

Watch the Glacier Express run through the snowy Swiss Alps, and watch this scenic ride from the driver’s eye view. The Glacier Express is a train that connects the two major mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps.

Bavarian Zugspitze Railway, Germany

The Bavarian Zugspitze Railway is a rack railway in Germany. The line runs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt, 300 meters below the summit of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. The terminus is 2,650 meters above… Read full text

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Bavarian Zugspitze Railway, Germany

The Bavarian Zugspitze Railway is a rack railway in Germany. The line runs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt, 300 meters below the summit of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. The terminus is 2,650 meters above sea level, making it the highest railway in Germany and Europe’s third-highest. The last 5 kilometers of the track go through a tunnel inside the mountain. From the terminus, you can take a cable car to the top of the Zugspitze.

The Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland

The Jungfrau Railway has the highest railway station in Europe – Jungfraujoch at 3,454 meters, or 11,332 feet. The track is 9,34 kilometers, of which almost 7 km is inside a tunnel. There are two stations in the middle of the tunn… Read full text

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The Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland

The Jungfrau Railway has the highest railway station in Europe – Jungfraujoch at 3,454 meters, or 11,332 feet. The track is 9,34 kilometers, of which almost 7 km is inside a tunnel. There are two stations in the middle of the tunnel where passengers can take pitstops and watch the mountainous surroundings through windows built into the mountainside.

The Bernina railway, Switzerland-Italy

The Bernina railway has been called the world’s most beautiful railway. It links the spa resort St. Moritz in Switzerland with Italian town Tirano via the Bernina Pass. The railway is the highest railway crossing in Europe, reachi… Read full text

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The Bernina railway, Switzerland-Italy

The Bernina railway has been called the world’s most beautiful railway. It links the spa resort St. Moritz in Switzerland with Italian town Tirano via the Bernina Pass. The railway is the highest railway crossing in Europe, reaching a height of 2,253 meters. The ride features amazing alp views, and you’ll even be able to see glaciers along the line. The Bernina railway is part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This video shows the Bernina Express from the driver’s eye view, in a stunning winter wonderland landscape.

Schneeberg Railway, Austria

The Schneeberg Railway has been in operation since 1897. It’s a mountain railway that runs from the village Puchberg am Schneeberg to a plateau about 300 meters beneath the Schneeberg summit. The track length is about 10 kilometer… Read full text

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Schneeberg Railway, Austria

The Schneeberg Railway has been in operation since 1897. It’s a mountain railway that runs from the village Puchberg am Schneeberg to a plateau about 300 meters beneath the Schneeberg summit. The track length is about 10 kilometers, and the maximum incline is about 20 percent. Schneeberg is the highest mountain in Lower Austria, with 2,076 meters.

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