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Watching trains cross the Landwasser viaduct from the viewpoint

Hiking to the Landwasser Viaduct viewpoint to watch the trains travel across

Ever since I crossed the Landwasser Viaduct on the Glacier Express, I’ve wanted to see this beautiful structure again, and this time, for longer than a minute. I’ve come across photos of it from above and thought that maybe they were taken by drones. But it turns out there is an easy and scenic hike that takes you to a perfect viewpoint to observe the viaduct and watch the trains travel across. When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that the Swiss built this 136m-high limestone bridge, connecting two mountain tunnels, over a hundred years ago. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage sight, and well worth a stop if you’re in Graubündern area. So here are my tips for enjoying this sight.

Hotel Bristol in Zermatt

Waking up to a view of the Matterhorn from your window is a dream. Even now that I’ve done it, looking at these photos still feels like another reality. For our one night stay in Zermatt, we booked a room at Hotel Bristol. It was my first time in this part of Switzerland and I did a lot of research to find the kind of place that would give us lasting memories. I wanted it to be a cozy hotel with character, an authentic alpine vibe, a spa and, of course, a view, and this small family-run hotel had it all.