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The William Tell Express

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The full William Tell Express tourist package technically begins with a very slow boat trip on Lake Lucerne, but from here the train (which passes through the point at which the Confederation Helvetica was signed, hence its heroic moniker) takes a dramatic, twisting trail.

The lush scenery twixt mountain and lake is certainly a highlight, but the feats of Swiss engineering that fashioned the tracks, tunnels and bridges are astonishing. Trainspotters will know that Wassen boasts the busiest knot of interlaced train tracks anywhere in Europe.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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