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Photo: Furka Pass Train Switzerland

Furka Pass in Switzerland is a high mountain pass that is best crossed by the vehicle train in the winter months.

The vehicle train known as the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn crosses through Furka Pass which lies between Oberwald and Realp in Switzerland, Europe. Massive amounts of snow can create problems for winter drivers trying to drive the Furka Pass, so many tourists and locals take the vehicle train to avoid the stress.The Furka Pass sits at an elevation of 2431 meters through the Swiss Alps of Switzerland. The vehicle train line that runs through the Furka Tunnel opened in 1982 which replaced another tunnel that sat at 2100 meters. Always check the roads first when traveling through the Furka Pass in Switzerland as winter conditions can cause these passes to close and the only way through is by taking the vehicle train.During serious snow storms, the vehicle train can be pleasurable as it is a relaxing ride where you can enjoy the scenery of the snow covered mountains passes. The vehicle train is also a nice way for tourists to travel between towns in the summer and view the amazing wilderness of the Swiss Alps. ... continue below the picture...

Furka Pass Train Switzerland

Furka Pass Train Switzerland
Photo of the vehicle train high above the landscape of Furka Pass in Switzerland, Europe.

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... During the summer months, the Furka Pass in Switzerland is a scenic wilderness and driving is possible through hard slopes and hairpin turns. The road is paved and is very wide which makes it easy to stop and take pictures. A definite recommendation during the winter is board the vehicle train for the easier way to travel through Switzerland.Vehicle train, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, between Oberwald and Realp, Furka Pass during snow, Switzerland, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Furka Pass Train Switzerland
Furka Pass in Switzerland is a high mountain pass that is best crossed by the vehicle train in the winter months.
Rolf Hicker
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