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Alas we are leaving Switzerland, it is a glorious sunny morning so the Matterhorn was very visible and glowing in the early morning light. We are in the train to Visp where we connect with the train to Geneva. As we move away from Zermatt the clouds close in. From Visp 2 1/2 hours to Geneva airport passing through small towns and larger ones like Montreux, Lausanne and ...
... their yellow fall colours. The rivers and lakes are coloured by glacial flour and a milky turquoise. The buildings have slate roofs often with orange lichen growing on them and some of the buildings are perched on stilts with flat slate rocks which are to keep the mice out apparently. Later we visit the Matterhorn museum and learn more about the climbers and the way of life of the people of Zermatt. It will be sad to leave ...
Last night in Luzern we were entertained with a lightning and thunder storm. The morning clear skies - we walked along the lakeshore, lovely. We ventured into the old town Luzern. Had to see the Medieval bridges and the beautiful old buildings decorated with ornate designs or scenes. Luzern is a beautiful city. We travel from Luzern to Zermatt by train. We have three trains with transfer times of around 5 minutes in between so ...
... learn even more of this fantastic engineering
setup. The main station at the summit is all built inside a massive tunnel and
only consists of two main platforms. As we were train no 4 to depart Kleine
Scheidegg I could not understand where the other trains had disappeared to and
only on investigation did I realise that this well engineered station did not
only have two platforms up here but 8 platforms. To what I could work out the
station consists of 4 ...
... Murren. This town is supposed to be the typical Swiss village town you think about from the story book pages.
Will update you later after visiting them, we are still waiting for our 2nd train to come........
It is now 11am and we are sitting inside a mountain on a train at Eigerwand which is the last leg of our train journey.
There is cloud everywhere so we won't be seeing the sights that we expected but the train journey winding through the hills all ...