St. Moritz

Now this would be a really kicking vacation. St. Moritz is the oldest winter resort in the world and is truly a beautiful place.

St-Moritz_04_2004.jpgSt. Moritz has several ‘sister cities’ including Bariloche, Argentina; Kutchan, Japan; and Vail, Colorado. It is a popular site for skiing and hiking as well as the world famous Cresta Run toboggan course. St. Moritz is also the starting point for some of the famous Swiss Train tours such as the Glacier Express. The Glacier Express really isn’t an express train. It’s not particularly fast at all, but it is a series of stops on several rail lines that travel through the beautiful country of Switzerland.

Albulabahn01.jpgAs an overseas tourist even with a Eurail pass you can only ride the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Muster without additional Swiss-Pass train tickets. The Swiss Passes give you unlimited travel for whatever length of time you purchase it for on almost all of Switzerland’s public transportation systems including buses, trains, and boats. Overall it is a pretty good deal.

From the pictures and videos I have seen of Switzerland and in particular the Glacier Express it is a really beautiful place.


The travel route is a 7 1/2 hour journey that takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp pass at 6,670 feet altitude. You get to see the Graubünden holiday region, Lake Lucerne and Lucerne itself, Valais, and the beautiful areas if southern Switzerland.