World's Most Stunning Train Journeys

remember about the fastest train in the world which was published several month ago in worldmustbecrazy?? after you read about several fastest train in the world, now we wanna take you to the most stunning train journeys in the world, find out why these route was claimed as the World's Most Stunning Train Journeys

Glacier Express

Taking almost eight hours to complete its trip, the Glacier Express has a reputation for being the slowest ‘express’ in the world - but it’s also one of the most gorgeous. Linking the two mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, the trip covers 291 bridges and 91 tunnels.

At its maximum point, the Glacier Express reaches 2,033 meters (6,670 feet) in height above sea level at the Oberalp Pass as it travel through some of the most dazzling mountain scenery Europe has to offer: alpine meadows, mountain streams, snow peaked mountains and glacial valleys.

Harzer Schmalspurbahnen

located in the Harz mountains of central Germany, this route link up the main cities of Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg, as well as several smaller towns in the region. It passes over 140 km (87 miles) of precipitous road, through astonishing forest and mountain panorama.

famous for being the longest narrow measure track in Germany and featuring only steam locomotives, the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen is a distinctive way to find out this relatively uncharted part of Germany


What better way to attain the continent for a weekend break, or the start of longer travels? With the achievement of the high-speed rail link and the opening of a new station at St. Pancras, only 2:15 hours take apart central Paris and central London.

Eurostar now operates from three English terminals–London, Ashford, and Ebbsfleet–and offers direct services to northern France, Central Paris, Disneyland Paris, Brussels, and ‘Snow Train’ routes to southern France, all at a top speed of 300 KmH (186 mph).
The Orient Express

The situation of mystery novels, dozens of films, and witness to numerous romantic encounters, the original (and some would argue the best) ‘Great Rail Journey’ offers extravagance from a previous era while visiting some of the continent’s best cities: London, Venice, Rome, Budapest and Prague.

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Line, running from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig, is one of Britain’s top rail trips, taking passengers back to a time when steam was the way to travel. It passes through the wild Rannoch Moor, and all the way through hills and bogs within view of Ben Nevis - Scotland’s highest peak.

One of the tourist attractions of the trip is passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct- one of the largest concrete manufacturing feats of the late 19th century (and more popularly known for appearing in the Harry Potter films).

The Trans Siberian Railway

The Trans Siberian Railway is the ultimate rail trip, the longest in the world (and possibly the coldest if you go at the wrong time of year), a trip of almost fabulous magnitude that spans two continents while staying in a single country.

There are three routes that travelers can take to travel around the Siberian area: The Moscow-to-Vladivostok route at over 9,000 km (6,000 miles), and two routes from Moscow to Beijing: one through Mongolia, taking six days and almost 8000km (5000 miles), or one which takes almost a week to complete and travels via Manchuria.

Without leaving your seat, you pass through the end of Europe and cross almost the width of Asia, clattering your way across nearly a third of the globe.


At only 9km (5.5 miles), great railway trip don’t get a lot shorter than the Jungfraubahn. Running from Kleine Scheidegg to the highest railway station in Europe at Jungfraujoch, this Swiss cog railway runs almost entirely though a tunnel built into the infamous Eiger.

Two stations in the middle of the tunnel allow passengers to come ashore and look out over dazzling mountain views. However, though it’s a short trip, this classic route does not come cheap.

The Flam Railway

The Flam Railway runs 20km (12 miles) between Myrdal, at 865 meters (2838 feet) above sea level, down to the fjords of Flam. This is an inconceivable feat of engineering, one of the steepest non-cog railways in the world and Norway’s most fantastic tourist desirability.

Bluster views over part of the world’s longest fjord - Sognefjord - as well as deep river valleys and airy peaks, the train apparently clings to the side of the mountains in a memorable trip
The Danube Express

Discover the very best of Eastern Europe with extravagance train travel on the ‘Hotel on Wheels’. From the mythical Transylvania and the fairy tale cities of Budapest and Prague to Sofia and Krakow, the Danube Express offers six classic journeys across the former Soviet states, combining rich history and beautiful cities with eye-catching panorama.

For those with a hunger for the classic days of rail travel, there is even the option to combine voyages into an epic Central and Eastern Europe discovery.

The Stendhal

Board in Paris in the evening and wake up in Venice the following morning. Saying goodbye to the City of Lights, the trip takes in striking French villages and the hills of southern France before taking the Simplon Tunnel under the Alps.

With a vary of sleepers available- from six and four berth couchettes to one to three berth sleepers, the Stendhal doesn’t have the extravagance or reputation of many other trains sharing the same track, but with tickets starting from around $60 one way, it is a timeless (and cheap) way to visit one of the greatest cities in Italy.

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