Dance the night away on a mobile jazz club from Rotterdam to Berlin on one of Europe’s most epic train journeys.

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Europe’s most epic train journeys: From Rotterdam to Berlin, dance the night away on board a mobile jazz club.

Monisha Rajesh explores the sights and sounds of Europe’s epic train journeys, which are a world away from the daily commute, from spectacular Alpine viaducts to mobile all-night jazz discos.

(4 hours) from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy

The Alps’ highest railway curves around gleaming glaciers and raging rivers, leading to sun-dappled meadows and charming Italian towns.

Slow but steady, this sleek train travels from Chur, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy, in just over four hours.

The Bernina Express route, which is more than a century old, includes 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, providing passengers with an extraordinary Alpine adventure – all from the comfort of a panoramic dome car.

Sunlight flashes through the windows in the winter, bouncing off the crisp white snow and ice-blue lakes.

In the summer, bell-clad cows graze in meadows, picking their way through purple asters carpeted meadows surrounded by snowcapped peaks.

The train crosses bridges whose pillars are anchored in vertical rock faces, while milky rivers tumble below, making the journey feel perilous at times.

However, it’s all part of the journey, and the train soon emerges from the echoing tunnels into valleys dotted with bright terra-cotta roofs, neat wooden churches, and picket fences.

The Landwasser Viaduct at Filisur, a single-track, six-arched limestone viaduct that takes you above a 213-foot drop and straight into a tunnel built through a sheer rock wall, is a photographer’s dream.

Consider staying the night in the medieval town of Poschiavo to add to the adventure.

You can browse the Wednesday market for local burrata and wine, hike around the lake, and finish the day with a hearty dinner at Hostaria del Borgo, which serves excellent osso buco.

The next day, reboard for the final 45-minute journey to Tirano.

From Ndalsnes to Dombas, Norway, it takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

This short but powerful service highlights the best of Norway’s mountains, rivers, and lakes, passing through six tunnels and 32 bridges along the way.

The Rauma line began construction in 1912 in the village of Dombas and was completed in stages until King Haakon VII opened the entire line in November 1924.

News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.

Dance the night away on a mobile jazz club from Rotterdam to Berlin on one of Europe’s most epic train journeys.

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Europe’s most epic train journeys: Dance the night away on board a mobile jazz club from Rotterdam to Berlin

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