Taking the train is one of the most climate-friendly ways of transportation. We asked our team about their favorite tracks, the most scenic lines. Here is what they recommend. And, since they are from all around the world, the routes are too.
– Munich – Alps, Germany: A large share of our people love mountain sports, so the regional trains taking us there are highly appreciated – be it to Garmisch or some other lovely place.
– Alpine Glacier Express to Zermatt, Switzerland
– Vevey – Lavaux, Switzerland: This line goes through the vinyards along the Lac Geneve with an unbelievable view of the Alps on the other side of the lake.
– Gotthard Railway, Switzerland
– Bernina Express, connecting Switzerland and Italy
– Vinschgau, Italy: Circling a lake that hides an entire village on its bottom.
– The North Part of East Coast HST, UK
– Glenfinnan (aka Harry Potter) viaduct, UK
– Øresund Bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden: A short ride, one of the cool parts being that it looks like the train suddenly dives under the sea.
– Through Sumava National Park, Czech Republic: "The train is pretty slow so you can enjoy wonderful views of the landscape and it also contains a tunnel which was built already in 1870’s by tunnel builders mostly from Italy and Croatia (many of them lost their life during the construction) and until quite recently it was the longest railway tunnel in Czech."
– Trans Siberian Route Moscow – Vladivostok, Russia
– Yufuin No Mori across Kyushu, Japan
– Mumbai – Goa, India: "Epic in the rainy season – misty green hills and valleys with waterfalls everywhere. Definitely a commitment as it takes 12-14 hours but constant supply of chai and chikki, and playing cards with everyone around you makes the time go by."
– The Ghan: Darwin – Adelaide, Australia
– El Chepe, Mexico: This line visits the Copper canyon, which is longer and deeper than the grand canyon in Arizona. The train starts in Chihuahua and ends near the beach in the gulf of Cortez, or the other way around.
– The tiny train route in Madrid railway museum: Always a fun adventure.
– Lummerland Express, "Jim Knopf und der Lokomotivführer": Emma the locomotive is probably one of the most iconic trains for many Germans dwelling in childhood memories.