Ride on the Front of a Train Through the Swiss Alps with Google Street View (video)

Watch this amazing video of the Google Street Team members collecting this special view of the Swiss Alps from the front of a Rhaetian Railway train on the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland [H/t Vanessa Schneider, Google community manager for the post on Google+ ].

"Be part of the Google Street View Special Collect program as the first railway worldwide is a big honor and a great opportunity for our company," Reto Schmid, head of e-business and distribution systems for Rhaetian Railway says in the video. "We're sure that the virtual visit will inspire people in Switzerland and worldwide to visit us and and take a scenic ride between snow covered mountain tops."

While the street view for The Albula-Bernina line isn't currently uploaded just yet, you can still tour exotic locals like the Colosseum in Rome, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa and even the Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto City, Japan.

LAUNCH has contacted Google about the Albula-Bernina line and future locals for street view. We will update this story if we receive a response.


The Google street view camera trike races down the Albula-Bernina line in front of a Rhaetian Railway train in Switzerland.


Google Street View
Website: http://maps.google.com/intl/en/help/maps/streetview/index.html

Vanessa Schneider, Google Community Manager
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102991700177087923792/

Rhaetian Railway
Website: http://www.rhb.ch/index.php?L=4