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Michael Portillo uses George Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide to explore Switzerland, whose remarkable railways helped make it a favourite with Edwardian tourists.

He begins in the truly international city of Basel and travels east to visit industrial Zurich. He then heads for the glorious Alps and learns how astonishing engineering feats conquered the most challenging peaks, before taking in the striking beauty of Lake Lucerne.

Michael's journey ends with a spectacular ascent by train to Europe's highest station, perched atop Switzerland's dramatic Jungfraujoch.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Aug 2014 16:00

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PresenterMichael Portillo
ProducerMichelle Heeley

Steam Railways Collection

Steam Train

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.

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