Before the 1882 opening of the first Gotthard train tunnel ... Here, during World War II, units of the Swiss Army manned a hidden redoubt – Fort Sasso da Pigna – carved out of the mountains in case Switzerland got dragged into the conflict.
SEEING THE PEAKS of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland ... world are retreating. Even the largest glacier here, the Morteratsch in the Bernina, no longer reaches all the way down to the railway station as it once did. If you’re really aching for some good.
Above the tunnel is a watch movement that represents Switzerland’s strong talent for organization, a trait that goes hand in glove with timekeeping. The lines in the background map a portion of the national rail network. At least 16 different security.
But the Gotthard base tunnel is a record-setter eclipsing Japan's 33.4-mile Seikan Tunnel as the ... Switzerland's pristine Alpine landscape. The tunnel's impact will be felt across Europe for decades. The thoroughfare aims to cut travel times, ease.
Fortunately, there's a new resource that'll help you figure out when to go: a map that illustrates the high and low travel seasons of every country in the world. Created by the ... Czech Republic and Switzerland, both of which boast a six-month period.
I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it,” said the travel ... selection of the 25 greatest train journeys in the world. Mile for mile, the most scenic journey in the world, running from Chur and St Moritz in eastern Switzerland.
Not too long from now, you will be able to ride a train that will take you through the longest and deepest tunnel in the world. Yes, you read that right. After 17 years of construction, Switzerland ... that aims to reduce the travel time between northern.
I'd traveled to about 35 countries, but the one place I'd never been was Switzerland ... to the 11th century and has been recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Getting to Lucerne on the train from Montreux was a snap. The only hard part was.
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of ... "Nobody could have imagined that one day you would be able to travel from England to France in that way." "Since then we are more united.
Billed as 'the slowest express train in the world', the service travels between St Moritz ... The trip includes rail travel to Switzerland from London's St Pancras International by Eurostar via Brussels and Thalys service to Cologne. After an overnight.