Today’s train is the Glacier Express which leaves at 7:52 AM.
I got up early and took some more photos of the Matterhorn before the sun was fully up. This was the best time to take the photo because it was not harsh light. Only a few more minutes later and the sunlight was very harsh due to the white snow.
I walked to the train station (only 15 minute walk) and took a few photos for the little electric taxis that are used in Zermatt because they do not allow normal cars or engines.
I boarded the train – I selected a window seat, but I was seated with a party of 3 so even though I was in first class it felt a bit confining. I was a bit disappointed that there were no charging outlets, but I had power banks with me just in case.
The train departed on time and repeated the route to Visp that I did yesterday. The weather was very clear and I thought the scenery was even better today than yesterday. We made a few more stops along the way, The first stop was in Brig. This is where most of the missing passengers joined the train. One of the most scenic sections was between the long tunnel and Andermatt. The train made a long stop in Disentis. This was because they exchanged the crew between the eastbound and westbound trains. The eastbound train needed to wait about 25 minutes for the westbound train to arrive. I took the opportunity to go outside and take some pictures. There were some cows in the meadow and you could hear their bells ringing.
Below photo was taken in Disentis
There was also a 10 minute stop in Chur. They actually added local train cars to the front of the Glacier Express.
The other scenic sections of the route was the Rhine Gorge and the section between Chur and St. Mortiz.
The weather was great – until the train arrived in St. Moritz. This may have been a blessing in disguise because I would have tried to go up one of the mountains again for a view. It looked like I could walk to the hotel quicker than the bus so I walked. I indeed arrived at the hotel before the bus arrived at the train station.
I checked into my hotel…. Hotel Reine Victoria. It is a beautiful hotel. Certainly worth the asking price. Luckily I noticed the price dropped a few days ago so I was able to cancel and rebook. The person working at the reception desk gave me a local map and suggested some things to go see.
I walked to the Engadiner Museum. I got there about 30 minutes before they closed. What the museum has is a lot of very old rooms, It was quite amazing. And unlike most museums they encouraged you to touch and sit on chairs and benches. They had a very nice tablet with an audio guide. The guide was excellent. I would have liked to spend more time there, but I don’t think I missed anything. This is certainly a must-do when coming to St. Moritz.
I then wandered over to the leaning tower of St. Moritz. You can read the information from the plaques.
I wandered around a bit more, the grocery stores closed at 8 PM. I made some attempt to find a place to eat dinner, but gave up. I brought some granola bars with me.