30 photos that will convince you to travel Switzerland by train

Switzerland is undeniably one of my favorite countries in the world. Filled with emerald lakes, snow-dusted mountain ranges, wooden chalets and fields of wild flowers, it’s hard not to fall in love with this place. Home to some of the most scenic railways in the world, there is simply no better way to explore this country than by rail. Here are 30 photos that prove why!


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I had the pleasure of adventuring through Switzerland as part of a month-long journey through Europe by train. During this time, I traveled using a Global Eurail Pass, which allowed me 10 days of train travel across 28 European countries, including Switzerland. Whilst the pass does not cover tickets for the Jungfrau Top of Europe Rail and the Schilthorn Cable Cars, pass-holders are entitled to a 25% discount- which is pretty significant given the cost of these tickets!

Now, if these photos have made you want to catch the train through Switzerland… Wait till you see the video!


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    December 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Switzerland looks beautiful! I would love to visit there some day. :)

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    December 12, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    The photos are incredible! The train looks like something out of a Harry Potter movie. I’d love to visit Switzerland one day *hearty eyes*

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    LisaLDN / Fjords & Beaches
    December 16, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Beautiful! I have always considered myself convinced to travel to Switzerland, but you’ve persuaded me even more! These photos are stunning!

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    March 28, 2017 at 9:28 am

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    April 9, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Hey Nicola,
    really nice blog you’ve got there! Just stumbled across it, while searching for things to do in BCN, and got stuck. ;) However, two things I noticed on “30-reasons-catch-train-through-switzerland”:
    Firstly, you’ve got a typo on Jungfraujoch (spelling it Jungafrouch as a heading over your pictures).
    Secondly, you might state more clearly that Jungfraujoch isn’t the highest mountain in europe, actually not even in switzerland, so it doesn’t confuse people. I’m not entirely sure why they call themselves “top of europe”, but I guess it might be the highest touristy spot to visit in europe.
    Nevertheless, keep up the good work and I hope that you can do this as a living for a very long time! :)

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