Four Eco-Friendly reasons to take a train trip through Switzerland

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St. Bernard DogIf you think green, think Switzerland. It’s one of the world’s most environmentally conscious countries, and that no doubt explains why train travel there is so Eco-friendly. Since trains are more energy-efficient per passenger mile than planes or cars. And trains are less damaging to the environment than airplanes because train emissions are not released directly into the upper atmosphere.





TRAINSwiss trains are without a doubt the most Eco-friendly. Most of its trains use ultra-clean hydroelectricity, and some even generate energy-saving electricity when traveling downhill.

Now for the four reasons to take a train trip in Switzerland:

You may want take one or all four of these train trips, since they each offer a different, but interesting journey.

Golden Pass:

GoldenPass line stretches nearly 150 miles from Lucerne to Lake Geneva. You can enjoy unforgettable views of so many of Switzerland’s highlights from Montreux to Zweisimmen as you relax aboard panoramic trains. golden-pass-interior-modern

William Tell Express:

WilliamTell is for you, if you are in search of breathtaking scenery and truly fun travel through Switzerland on both land and water. Your trip starts with a leisurely, gourmet lunch on three-hour boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Then you hop a seamless transfer from the boat ride to a panoramic train trip that begins at Fluelen. Your journey continues as the train winds its way through the impressive Reuss Valley and ultimately climbs through St. Gotthard range and through the Gotthard railway tunnel.

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Bernia Express:

BerniaExpress combines the unique sights of Switzerland and Italy on the Bernina Express train. It only takes 2 ½ hours to travel through a landscape from glaciers to palm trees from St. Mortiz to Tirano, Italy.


Glacier Express:

GlacierExpress    is a wonderful way to travel from the eastern to the western Swiss Alps by train. The 7½-hour journey begins either in St. Moritz, Chur or Davos (summer only) and travels to Zermatt (or vice versa). Along the way, the train ventures across steep mountain passes and impressive viaducts. Your experience of the alpine wonders of Switzerland includes a travel through 91 tunnels and cross 291 bridges.


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Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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