Rhine Falls in Switzerland

Near Schaffhausen, there is a vast waterfall called the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall). The view above one can have using the Eglisau-Neuhausen Railway Line. Another chance to see this waterfall by train is taking the railroad Winterthur-Schaffhausen (Rheinfallbahn) which is crossing the Rhine via that bridge on the left.

Sundial at Thiergarten in Schaffhausen

The Thiergarten is a mansion-like building near the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen. The inscription below the sundial reminds of the fact that this building was destroyed by an airstrike on April 1st, 1944. On that day Schaffhausen was mistaken for a German city by a couple of American bombers.

Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen

Really not the best photo taken through the windows of my bus, but what would be a visit to the city of Schaffhausen without taking a pic of its signature landmark? Munot was built as circular fortress in 16th century and serves as venue for events organized by the Munotverein now.

Catching the moment on a train ride

I love train trips. I love to watch the landscape and to discover tiny details. And I love to take photos. Well, I am not sure about the last one.

A cozy IC instead of a busy ICE

After a relaxing hour at the SBB Lounge in Zurich I wanted to go to Koblenz. Shocking! Instead of the announced German ICE a Swiss IC was awaiting me. The outcome: No power outlets for working on computer but cozy upholstered armchairs for reading a book. Which version would you prefer for a train journey?

Old Gotthard mail coach

At the Landesmuseum Zurich next to the Zurich Central Station I came across this old way of travelling: A mail-coach for crossing the St Gotthard massif in the 2nd half of 19th century.

Sculpture L’Ange Protecteur in Zurich

On my walk through Zurich Central Station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) I came across this public art created by Niki de Saint Phalle. The sculpture is titled L’Ange Protecteur. I’ve already seen a lot of public art by this artist in Hanover, but this was my first encounter with her work at a railway station.

Shopping street in St. Moritz

After a stunning ride with the Albula Railway I had a short walk through a shopping street of St. Moritz. It was a sort of walking along the most expensive trademarks of the world. St. Moritz (Wikipedia) St. Moritz (Website)

Sledging from Preda to Bergün

Fun idea: You can travel with the Albula Railway up to the railway station Preda in the Swiss canton of Graubünden and sled down to Bergün by a sledge. On my train journey to St Moritz I saw a lot of people leaving the train at this small station heading to a nearby sledge rental.

Landwasser Viaduct at the Albula Railway

Pic of my train taken while sitting in the last coach. The train is just passing the famous Landwasser Viaduct of the Albula Railway, a world heritage site in Switzerland. In this huge scenery my train looks like a tiny object of a model railway layout, doesn’t it?