Golden Pass Line
Golden Pass Line Interlaken Reviews
A memorable train travel on a scenic train Aug 16, 2011
I graded it free because i got the ride free and it is free for the EUrail pass holder (at least first class Pass holder)and may be the Swiss Pass holes as well. Anyways we had Global pass of EU rail for the first class and it was great experience overall and one of the best parts of it i have reviewed in following paras.
Golden Pass Line broadly speaking is considered mother of all the scenic trains and it constitutes of three different trains that run between Luzern-Interlaken-Zwiesimmen-Montreux. Each of the route is special in its own way and at end of the day you come back with a smile on a face and there is is no hesitation in saying the tour is worth the money we paid.
So here(Interlaken) it was ,the first panoramic train of the Golden pass line that we were about to board. We had already missed the first train from Luzern as we got late and caught the next one at Interlaken. The first class cabin was as usual empty and we were the sole travelers in the cabin so we had no restriction in moving around the cabin at least for first half an hour. The seats were quite spacious , comfortable and reclining. Then a few people came and joined us and they were also travelling in panoramic train for the first time and we realized from the fact that a couple just two seats ahed were taking photographs from in glass pane and after some time they saw us pulling the glass pane down and hanging out from the train (taking the head out) both of them grabbed different sides of the train and starting taking pictures from their DSLR cameras.
The train starts from Lake Brienz and the Giessbach falls and slowly reaches Interlaken which means “between two lakes”, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
Europe top or Jungfrau, which is also a famous attraction for the tourists in the proximity of interlaken.The train covers the both banks of the lake in order to view of the snow covered summits. Lake Brienz had an emerald colour may be due to the glacier waters. This train mainly passes through the Simmental region as this information was given by ticket checker. During our journey, we also came across beautiful streams with running water and simply irresistible to get your feet in. There were also some very beautiful peaks in the way covered with snow and after every small interval there were some exotic views of the waterfall. It was just a tremendous feeling and it was getting more beautiful and interesting as the train moved ahead. We were speechless and were just trying to capture everything that came in our way.
Especially, the cattle grazing in the lush green pastures. I recommend everyone put there to at least visit this area once in a life time as its worth it and there is no match for the nature. Next time when I plan to come in this region I plan to do a lot of trekking and camping in this area. We were also served with the coffee in the way and the atmosphere was superb.
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