Time-Lapse Tuesday: Glacier Express

October 28, 2014 Daniel Sendecki

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It’s Tuesday, so it’s “time” to “lapse” it up! (See what we did there?) Each week, we’ll share a new way of looking at this big blue planet of ours. A photo does a great job of capturing what we see with our own eyes; a time-lapse reveals just how little the eye can see. Turn yours towards today’s time-lapse and climb aboard Switzerland’s Glacier Express.

The Glacier Express is one of the most famous express services in the world—and also one of its slowest. That being said, you wouldn’t want it to move any faster, since it ascends and plunges over (and through) the southern Alps, crossing 291 bridges, some of them spanning vertigo-inducing chasms, and boring through mountains via its 91 tunnels. With its inspiring scenery and remarkable assortment of engineering derring-do, the railway links the fashionable Alpine resorts of St Moritz and Zermatt. The views as it climbs 2,253m over the Albula pass to St Moritz are staggering—and the engineering chops that made it all possible are so impressive that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Getting There

All aboard to St Moritz! Luxuriate in the panoramas on G Adventures’ 13-day ‘Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express’ adventureG Adventures runs a number of departures encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours— check out our rail tours here.

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