Photographer Callum Snape always seems to be on an airplane, traveling to some incredible location for a new marketing campaign. So when I saw that for once, Snape wasn’t on an airplane, but rather a train, I was intrigued. Snape recently traveled through Switzerland with the “Swiss Travel Pass”, which offers travelers unlimited transportation on trains, busses, and boats over consecutive days.
Immediately, I was enamored with the idea, so I reached out to Snape to hear about what the project meant to him. What was it that appealed to him about traveling the country by train?
My favorite thing about traveling by train in Switzerland was that you can relax and take in the views without having to drive anywhere. The enormous windows on the train give you a near-360 degree view of everything. You can eat, stretch your legs and sit down, take photos and just take in the stunning Swiss scenery.
But is the Swiss Railway a convenience?
During the Winter, a lot of the higher roads are closed and trains are the only way to get around efficiently. The Swiss train system is known for always being on schedule to the minute.
Being known for your awesome road trip adventures, I asked Snape if it was hard to give up control of his transportation.
I was initially hesitant about traveling the country by train because I love driving and being able to stop wherever I like but as soon as I was on the trains, you soon realize that its the best way to get around in Switzerland. I took the Glacier Express a few times throughout the week, it’s known as the slowest express train in the world. The views out of the windows are breath taking. My favorite part of the week was taking the Jungfrau and Rigi Railways, both take you to mountain tops and have some of the best scenery in the world.
Based on Snape’s incredible captures, it does look like Switzerland has some of the best scenery in the world…and Snape also shows us that the best way to view it is by train.