Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina

Chur

The Historical Rail Path from Berguen to Preda in Graubuenden

The Historical Rail Path from Berguen to Preda in Graubuenden

Cars of the Rhaetische Bahn near the Morteratsch station of the Bernina Railway

Cars of the Rhaetische Bahn near the Morteratsch station of the Bernina Railway

Bernina Express observation car on the circular viaduct at Brusio

Bernina Express observation car on the circular viaduct at Brusio

Alp Grüm Station, in foreground: UNESCO locomotive

Alp Grüm Station, in foreground: UNESCO locomotive

The Historical Rail Path from Berguen to Preda in Graubuenden

The Historical Rail Path from Berguen to Preda in Graubuenden

Bernina Express observation car at Lago Bianco

Bernina Express observation car at Lago Bianco

RhB train on the Albula Viaduct

RhB train on the Albula Viaduct

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza I

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza I

Pontresina: Alp Languard

Pontresina: Alp Languard

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza III

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza III

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Saratz

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Saratz

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Eiskletter-Schlucht

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Eiskletter-Schlucht

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza II

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza II

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Pontresina: Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Pontresina: Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Morteratsch: Camping Plauns Pontresina

Morteratsch: Camping Plauns Pontresina

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina

Bergün: Kurhaus

Bergün: Kurhaus

Bergün: Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Bergün: Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Naz: Schlittelbahn Preda-Bergün

Naz: Schlittelbahn Preda-Bergün

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Schneesportgebiet Darlux

Bergün: Schneesportgebiet Darlux

Bergün: Dorf

Bergün: Dorf

Spinas: Trais Fluors

Spinas: Trais Fluors

Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung Ost

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung Ost

Samedan: St. Moritz - Muottas Muragl

Samedan: St. Moritz - Muottas Muragl

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung West

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung West

Samedan

Samedan

Lenz: Urdenfürggli

Lenz: Urdenfürggli

Stürvis: Stierva

Stürvis: Stierva

Filisur: Bahnhof

Filisur: Bahnhof

Brusio: Kreisviadukt

Brusio: Kreisviadukt

Miralago: Lago di Poschiavo - Piz Varuna

Miralago: Lago di Poschiavo - Piz Varuna

Le Prese: GR

Le Prese: GR

Bernina Hospiz: Passo del Bernina

Bernina Hospiz: Passo del Bernina

Bernina Hospiz: Passo Bernina

Bernina Hospiz: Passo Bernina

130 kilometres in one train. The Albula/Bernina railway line forms the heart of the Unesco World Cultural Heritage listing and is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular routes.

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The Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and Poschiavo is a marvel of railway engineering. Railway enthusiasts assert that the Albula route between Chur and St. Moritz is the most picturesque mountain route in the world and rave about the boldly curved Landwasser viaduct.

But that’s only the start: on its route, the Bernina Express passes by the gigantic Morteratsch glacier, climbs without the help of cogwheels across Europe’s highest railway Alpine pass, the 2253-metre-high Bernina, and winds down to Poschiavo along daring loops. Passengers travelling on to Tirano will experience a further exclusivity in Brusio: an exposed helical tunnel. The “Kleine Rote” (small red one) is the heart of the Albula/Bernina UNESCO World Heritage listing, which also includes the surrounding cultural landscape with its pristine villages, ruggedly-romantic landscapes and primordial Alps.

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