Europe has several famous scenic train routes. The Bernina Express, Trans Siberian and Glacier Express are some of the routes. Did I take those routes during my trip?
So what are these recommended ‘usual & ordinary’ train travel (based on my train travel itinerary)?
Lake Thun took its name from the city Thun. If you want to stay near the lake, you should get off in Thun train station. The lake is beautiful since it has Alpines as its surrounding.
The railway track actually located along the lake’s edge so the train travel will provide us a privilage to enjoy the scenery without the need to get off from the train.
Located in Switzerland and France, it is the largest body of water in Switzerland (*taken from Wikipedia).
The train offers view from the top side of the lake. It is so beautiful thus I just enjoy it and forgot to grab my camera 😉
Keeping with the train move direction (to Geneva), choose a seat on the left row with window. Reserve the opposite if you are from Geneva to Bern.
3. Verona to Milan via Rovato
What to see: Garda Lake
It is the largest lake in Italy, located between Verona in Milan.
If you want to see it through your train window, you need to take the train route via Rovato.In my case it is by coincidence. Actually we have booked our 9 Euro (discounted) train ticket Verona to Milan by Frecciabianca (fast train); due to ‘special’ condition we experienced in Verona, we need to leave the town earlier than our original itinerary. We decided to buy another train ticket and this one Regional train which cost a little bit expensive compare to our discounted one. Even though Regional train means the train does not have AC (air condition) and it is slower. There is no seat reservation thus means we need to hurry getting on the train to search available seat. We choose the route via Rovato since we think that it will be a different route from our previous train travel (Milan to Venice via Verona by Frecciabianca) and it is faster compare than other regional train schedule. And it turned out that the train stop at Desenzano and Peschiera del Garda, 2 train station near the Garda Lake.
Keeping with the train move direction (to Milan), choose a seat on the right row with window . Reserve the opposite if you are from Milan to Verona.
4. Prague to Berlin via Dresden
What to see: Savoring the scenery along Vltava River
If you want to take train travel for this route, remember to choose the day trip other than night trip. The railway track located along Vltava River. From Prague to Dresden, sometime you will go through a forest, a valley with villages or castle at the top of it. Gorgeous! And from Dresden to Berlin, you will entertain by coutryside pictures. Bottom line, you will see a lot of beautiful scenery which (I think) will be hard to reach by other transportation.
Keeping with the train move direction (to Berlin), choose a seat on the right row with window. Reserve the opposite if you are from Interlaken to Bern.
Disclaimer : the real sceneries seen by the eyes is thousand times more beautiful than pictures displayed in this blog post 🙂
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye