The Arlbergline Scenic Railway of Austria [Photos]

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The Arlbergline Scenic Railway of Austria [Photos]

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arlbergline sceninc railway

The Arlbergline Scenic Railway of Austria 


In February, I had the opportunity to ride a number of scenic rail routes in Europe with my Eurail Pass. The Arlbergline Scenic Railway of Austria was one of them. This railway is an fantastic way to sit back, relax, and take in the beauty of the Tyrolean Alps. Located in the westernmost region of Austria, the Arlbergline takes you from Bludenz to Innsbruck in two hours, complete with alpine scenery, picturesque villages, and one of the steepest grades for a standard rail line in all of Europe.

 

The line has got some superb scenery, but I’ll let you decide that for yourself. Below are some photos I took out the window. It’s not easy photographing through a train window, but I think I captured the essence of the route. Enjoy!

 

Photos of the Arlbergline Scenic Railway

 

 

Arlbergline Scenic Railway

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. rebecca says:

    stunning scenery! looks very comfortable as well. I just love the houses around Austria and Bavaria, snow and all!

  2. MJ Kane says:

    Where do we purchase tickets for the Arlbergline? Is it part of OBB?
    Does it leave from the Main station in Innsbruck?
    Thanks

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