Monday, September 5, 2011
Journey from Luzern to Brienz - Impressions # 21
The train ride from Luzern to Brienz is considered one of the most picturesque in Switzerland. It has even got a name, "Goldenpass Panorama".
It only takes about 90 minutes but it really feels like moving into a different world. Along the way the train passes 2 lakes, the Sarnersee and the Lungerersee.
Eventually the train descends into the valley of the town of Meiringen (more on that in a future post) and wends its way to the Brienzersee. This is the view from the Brienz train station looking back in the direction of Meiringen, which is in the distant valley.
The first glimpse of Brienz, after being away for 23 years, brought tears to my eyes.