Winter tourism without the train is unthinkable. It was thanks to railway services into the mountains that winter tourism in Switzerland took off. To kick off the winter season, let’s take a look at some of the history of this successful pair.
60 years ago, with the timetable change on 2 June 1957, the era of the “Trans Europ Express” began. Starting from Zurich, the elegant multiple unit trains travelled at first to Paris, Hamburg and Amsterdam. From 1961 onwards the electrically operated Swiss RAe TEE II compositions were used, which in the 60s and 70s became the embodiment of luxury rail travel.