The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is a scenic train through Switzerland, you can get an idea of the train and the scenery here. We rode it to Zurich on our last day in Europe.

The treeline for the Alps is much lower than the Rocky Mountains in the US, so the Alps actually appear taller than the rockies. They are not, but they are still pretty high.

And very spectacular.

Small towns exist very high in the mountains. Many support ski resorts.