(Last Updated On: 27/03/2020)

Traveling by train is renowned for giving passengers some of the most beautiful Train Bridges, cinematic landscape views. Getting a chance to travel on Train Bridges, you can see rolling hills, countryside, and oceans all from your comfortable seat when traversing Europe by rail. Sometimes the railway itself is the most overlooked beauty. These four European railway Train Bridges will take your breath away.

 

Our first Train Bridges pick is Landwasser Viaduct, Switzerland

Landwasser Viaduct, Switzerland
Switzerland rail journeys

 

This Train Bridges is an incredible architectural wonder. You can see six limestone arches resting on five high pillars. The bridge leads directly to the 216 meter long Landwasser Tunnel.

The bridge spans the Landwasser river between the towns of Schmitten and Filisur, in the Graubunden area of Switzerland. It has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s in operation today and has been since completion in 1902.

Munich to Basel Trains

Zurich to Basel Trains

Bern to Basel Trains

Geneva to Basel Trains

 

Forth Railway Bridge, The top Train Bridges in Scotland

Forth Bridge, Scotland
Scotland Rail bridge

 

This magnificent Scottish landmark crosses the river Forth at Queensferry, just west of Edinburgh.

It’s made of three steel double-cantilevers joined by long girders. Huge rivets connect them to the main structure of the Train Bridges. Granite piers support the cantilevers. It’s truly a feat of Victorian engineering.

The train bridge was completed in 1890 and refurbished and repainted in 2011-2012. The Forth Railway bridge has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005. There are between 190 and 200 trains running across it daily.

 

Hohenzollernbrucke, Germany

Hohenzollernbrücke, Germany
Germany trains bridge

 

The Rhine river divides the German city of Cologne. Seven bridges cross the majestic river in Cologne. The Hohenzollern Train Bridges isn’t only the most beautiful, but also the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany. It sees over 1200 trains each day across the six tracks.

The Hohenzollernbrücke is an arch bridge, with three iron arches along its length. It was completed in 1911 and refurbished in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1980s.

Since it’s only 409 meters long, there’s also a section of the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. There’s one on each side of the train tracks. People have begun placing ‘love padlocks’ on the fence between the rail and pedestrian areas since 2008.

Frankfurt to Cologne Trains

Brussels to Cologne Trains

Vienna to Cologne Trains

Munich to Cologne Trains

 

Viaduc de Chamborigaud, France

Viaduc de Chamborigaud, France
France old trains bridge

 

You’ll find this spectacular semicircular arch Train Bridges in the French village of Chamborigaud, completed in 1867. It’s still in use today.

The stone viaduct crosses the Luech river. It’s a curved bridge with a total length of 387 meters. However, it’s very narrow at only 14m wide. Viaduct of Chamborigaud’s curve faces upstream, unlike most other bridges of this kind.

Lyon to Marseilles Trains

Paris to Marseilles Trains

Nice to Marseilles Trains

Bordeaux to Marseilles Trains

 

Santa Giustina Railway Bridge, Italy

Santa Giustina Railway Bridge, Italy
Italy historical train bridge

 

The train viaduct is number 31 on the list of the world’s highest train bridges. It stands 145 meters high and just 78 meters long. It’s situated at the end of the Santa Giustina lake in Dermulo, Northern Italy.

The Santa Giustina lake is manmade and the water that flows from it produces electricity. It’s also well-known for water sports and canoeing.

Milan to Dermulo Trento Trains

Turin to Dermulo Trento Trains

Padua to Dermulo Trento Trains

Venice to Dermulo Trento Trains

 

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