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Rail Away 1: Switzerland - Flüelen - Göschenen - Realp – Furka

We will travel to the high mountains of the Alps. An area full of valleys, lakes, passes and glaciers. Flüelen, beautifully situated on one of the foothills of Lake Lucerne, is the starting point of our train journey. With the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) we travel on the Gotthard Railway, which connects North and South Switzerland and crosses the mountain range of the Alps. We pass the church of Wassen three times. The train has to rise so sharply here that several turning loops have been constructed in the mountains, so that the train passenger 'circles' around the church three times. The end station of the SBB train is Göschenen. Here we change to another line, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB). Via the mountain village of Andermatt we go to Realp. There we change to the steam train of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke for a trip that will take us to the top of the Furka Pass at 2163 meters.

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Credits: Evangelische Omroep (EO)