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Finstergrün Castle in Lungau

Finstergrün Castle in Ramingstein, Austria

On a trip with the Styrian railway in the Lungau we pass this castle high above the town Ramingstein. It looks medieval but well preserved. We wonder if it is still inhabited?

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Rhine Falls in Switzerland

View of the Rhine Falls from the train

Near Schaffhausen, there is a vast waterfall called the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall). The view above, one can have using the Eglisau-Neuhausen Railway Line. Another chance to see this waterfall by train is taking the railroad Winterthur-Schaffhausen (Rheinfallbahn) which is crossing the Rhine via that bridge on the left.

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Dürnstein Castle in Styria

Burgruine Dürnstein in Styria, Austria

Dürnstein Castle (Burgruine Dürnstein) was first mentioned as castrum Dierenstein in 1144. The castle is placed right at the border between Styria and Carinthia. I took this photo while riding a train between Friesach and Unzmarkt. One can see the catenary of the railroad on the left side of the picture.

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Church St Martin in Lanzendorf

Church St Martin in Lanzendorf, Austria

I took this photo on a train journey from Vienna to Linz. The church located in Lanzendorf (Böheimkirchen) was first mentioned in 1248. Interesting detail: The tower is tilted. I am also impressed by the fact that one can still see this pretty old church on a free field next to a high speed railroad.

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A tributary valley in Styria, Austria

A tributary valley in Styria, Austria

The reason why I like train journeys in Styria: It’s all about the landscape. This photo taken on my way back from Breitenau to Mixnitz made me think, walking barefooted in this field could be a good idea now. What to you think?

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View of Breitenau from Breitenau Railway

View of Breitenau am Hochlantsch, Austria

Perfect Idyll! View of the Styrian market town Breitenau am Hochlantsch taken from a carriage of the Breitenauerbahn (Breitenau Railway)

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Colours of a train journey in Styria, Austria

Open carriage at Breitenau Railway, Austria

The colours of a train journey on an open carriage through a Styrian valley. Are there trains with open carriages in your region too?

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Snow and mist along the railway line

Styrian forest on winter time

My train ride today started in snowy Styria where I rode along the Mur Valley north of Graz …

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1st class at German commuter train

1st class at German commuter train

I was very impressed by the 1st class of this commuter train on the line Hamburg – Lübeck. The tables were even equipped with power outlets. Which commuter trains with tables and power outlets do you know?

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Catching the moment on a train ride

Swiss castle behind the trees

I love train trips. I love to watch the landscape and to discover tiny details. And I love to take photos. Well, I am not sure about the last one… More…

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Landwasser Viaduct at the Albula Railway

Landwasser viaduct at Albula Railway, Switzerland

Passing the Landwieser Viaduct at the Albula Railway heading to the Landwieser tunnel. Due of the huge scenery my train got reduced to a tiny object. It was like riding in a model railway. More…

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On the Rhaetian Railway

Rhaetian Railway on a winter day

On the Rhaetian Railway travelling from Chur to St. Moritz. A storybook landscape, isn’t it? More…