The Slowest Train in the World

In Switzerland — a country in love with its railways — the Glacier Express is the most popular and attractive of its trains…….it’s also the slowest in the world. The Glacier Express travels over 180 miles of tracks and crosses 291 bridges while going through 91 tunnels and climbing to the top of the Oberalp Pass at 6,669 feet. The trip is an 8-hour experience, with one highlight after another — all at an average speed of just 18mph. Just after leaving St. Moritz, the train travels through through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abula on the Rhätische Bahn tracks. Here, one can see and experience the world famous Landwasser Viaduct and the spiral tunnel between Preda and Bergün. Travelers on the Glacier Express can view the countryside from panorama cars that provide exceptional views of the mountains. Tickets range from 73 Swiss francs ($77.23) to 268 francs ($283.53). First-class carriages include a 7-course menu with wine pairings, and later in the day an afternoon tea with delicious cakes is served. The journey is not only a feast for the senses, but also one of the most exclusive tourist highlights in Switzerland.