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The Bernina Express

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Beginning near the warm, Italianate shores of Lugano and Como and winding over the Bernina Pass between picturesque alpine villages, this could well be described as Switzerland’s most diverse and beautiful train trip.

The train’s panoramic windows offer the perfect viewing frame as the picture changes from gentle to rugged and back again. Glaciers, plunging ravines, icy peaks and rushing waterfalls all pass by your window at the 7,400 feet high mid-point of the trip, and the trip finishes with a winding descent into Eastern Switzerland. Summer offers the added novelty of roofless carriages.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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