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Railviews

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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Christmas Markets

Christmas market at Zurich Central Station

Christmas market at Zurich Central Station

That was a nice surprise. After leaving the train I stumbled upon my first Christmas market at a railway station. What about your experiences? Have you ever been to a Christmas market at a railway station?

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Railways

A cozy IC instead of a busy ICE

A cozy IC instead of a busy ICE

After a relaxing hour at the SBB Lounge in Zurich I wanted to go to Koblenz. Shocking! Instead of the announced German ICE a Swiss IC was awaiting me. The outcome: No power outlets for working on computer but cozy upholstered armchairs for reading a book. More…

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Museums

Old Gotthard mail coach

Old Gotthard mail coach in Zurich, Switzerland

At the Landesmuseum Zurich next to the Zurich Central Station I came across this old way of travelling: A mail-coach for crossing the St Gotthard massif in the 2nd half of 19th century.

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Sculptures

Sculpture L’Ange Protecteur in Zurich

Sculpture L’Ange Protecteur in Zurich, Switzerland

On my walk through the main railway station of Zurich I came across this public art created by Niki de Saint Phalle. The sculpture is titled L’Ange Protecteur.

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Christmas Shops

Shopping street in St. Moritz

Shopping street in St. Moritz, Switzerland

After a stunning ride with the Albula Railway I had a short walk through a shopping street of St. Moritz. More…

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Railways Tramways

RhB ABe 8/12 ‘Allegra’ in Chur

RhB ABe 8/12 ‘Allegra’ in Chur, Switzerland

At Chur railway station I came across this ‘Allegra’ which was ready to climb up the steep railroad to Arosa. Have you ever tried this railway which starts as a tramway in Chur and turns into a mountain railway later?

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Railway Stations

Customs declaration at Swiss railway station

Customs declaration at Swiss railway station

Strange! At the Swiss railway station St Margrethen one have to make its customs declaration by signing a form and putting it into this box. One will get a bill later to the mentioned address. More…

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Railways

On the Albula Railway

Dome car 2nd class of Albula RailwayThe Albula Railway links Thusis with St Moritz in Graubünden, Switzerland. Though I had to pay an extra fee, taking the dome car was a good decision.

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Railways

Power outlets on Swiss EuroCity

Power outlet at a Swiss Eurocity On a journey with a Swiss EuroCity from Munich to Bregenz, I came across these two versions of power outlets (at the 1st class). I think it’s great that Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is taking the different needs of travellers (and their notebooks) into account.