Our hotel concierge recommended a local restaurant to try Swiss specialties.
|raclette - you can have as many servings as you want|
|dried meat plate - served on a slice of a tree|
As we stood hoping for the majestic Matterhorn to come out and greet us, we watched a street cleaner repeatedly wash one street corner. Note, it had been raining most of the day. How dirty could it possibly be?
|the cleanest corner in Zermatt|
|Is there a piece of the Matterhorn there? Still hoping.|
Although it is beautiful, it has also been unkind to climbers that tried to reach its peak. The cemetery has many graves of climbers who failed.
Time to board our train for the ride to St. Moritz.
We opted to travel first class giving ourselves more room to spread out. The purpose of this train ride is to view the amazing mountain and valley scenery along the way. There was no shortage of beauty. Taking pictures, however, was a challenge. We got lots of pictures of power lines, poles, insides of tunnels and reflections in the glass windows, but also spectacular scenery.
At one of the stops along the way, we were serenaded by this accordion ensemble.
|I love the edelweiss on this accordion|
Sights along the way
|If the valley has a village, there will be a church.|
|fences to hold the snow back and avoid avalanches|
Our ticket included a hot meal which was served to us in our seats.
|actually quite tasty|
|can't skip the Heidi coffee|
Or maybe we were getting a bit punchy.
|not much here but the church|
Here you can see the other end of our train as we curve along this bridge (and reflections).
Must admire Swiss engineering. It's absolutely phenomenal what they've done to make everywhere accessible by train.
Finally, we arrived in St. Moritz. This escalator is a very civilized way to get from the lower part of town up to the higher part. We were there the first weekend of May - it was still cold.
|the white building is our hotel|
|friends in the neighboring room!|
|view from our hotel window|