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Sunday, November 1

3sat, 5.15 p.m

From St. Moritz to the Matterhorn

The journey on the Glacier Express is one of the most famous railway journeys in the world. Eight hours between St. Moritz and Zermatt with almost 300 kilometres of Swiss Alpine scenery. The Valais, Switzerland's sunniest region, shows its most beautiful side here. Before Stalden, the steepest section of the Glacier Express begins with 125 per mille. A little less per mille is served here in slanted glasses on the train - Heidawein. The wine glasses are slanted so that they stand straight on the table during the steep mountain journey. The wine, by the way, comes from the area. Above the track, at Visperterminen, is the highest vineyard north of the main Alpine ridge at an altitude of 1150 metres. On the last few kilometres before the terminus at Zermatt, a waitress demonstrates circus acrobatics in pouring grappa. Truly in a "high arc" she pours the liquid into the schnapps glass from a distance of about one meter.