What to see at the The Glacier Express
The train passes through 91 channels and crosses 291 bridges, charming alpine villages, canyons, valleys, lakes, forests and steep mountains.
First Glacier Express
The first Glacier Express left Zermatt in 1930. During the Second World War, the Glacier Express had to stop. It was not working from 1943 to 1948 and once it started operating again it was slightly modified. The Pullman-wagons were removed but the restaurant was kept. During the 50s and 60s the Glacier Express enjoyed technical development and the journey was reduced. It is at this time the train got its nickname “slowest express train in the world”.