Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour Previous Broadcasts

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 17, 2016 -- 9:00 PM

Host, lifelong traveler and train buff Jeff Wilson journeys through several cities and towns in Switzerland by train, including Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad and Montreux, to take in the sights and learn about the local history and traditions of each destination. He also shares up-to-date travel advice to help viewers create authentic, memorable rail adventures of their own.
The travel documentary showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system, where majesty and machine meet. From world-class mainlines and stunning scenic routes to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog trains, it celebrates the triumphs of Swiss engineering and ingenuity. Engineers overcame the country's numerous natural obstacles - soaring peaks, plunging valleys and craggy terrain - by building impressive (and improbable) trestles, bridges and tunnels.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
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