Day Eight – Innsbruck to Graz

by bretzelitos

“Bergfest” is the German word for having something half-over – and this time I take that word by its very original meaning. I took the the Transalpin Eurocity through the Alps mountains in a Panorama wagon of SBB.

That was a lot of fun! The load factor was not very high, so I had a window seat in direction of travel all the time – including lunch at the place.

The highest gradient, including some serpentines, was between Woergl and Zell am See when we climbed out of the Inn valley to Zell am See up to 900 meters of altitude. For this part, we had double traction electric power in front.

The trip was really fabulous and I recommend doing it perhaps even from Zurich HB to take the Arlberg Pass all in one go – a nice full day trip.

Arriving in Graz, a heavy thunderstorm hindered me from going to the City Centre – however, I had good dinner just next to the hotel.

As you can imagine, I have taken loads of pictures – 38 have survived the quality control. Enjoy and be ready for big mountains!