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

Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Diavolezza III

Diavolezza III

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Diavolezza II

Diavolezza II

Diavolezza I

Diavolezza I

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Eiskletter-Schlucht

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Eiskletter-Schlucht

Alp Languard

Alp Languard

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Hotel Saratz

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Hotel Saratz

Hotel Walther

Hotel Walther

Camping Plauns Pontresina

Camping Plauns Pontresina

Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina, Graubünden, Schweiz

Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina, Graubünden, Schweiz

Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Pontresina Hotel Walther

Pontresina Hotel Walther

Bergün Dorf

Bergün Dorf

Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Bahnhof Bergün

Bahnhof Bergün

Trais Fluors

Trais Fluors

Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung West

Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung West

St. Moritz - Muottas Muragl

St. Moritz - Muottas Muragl

Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung Ost

Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung Ost

Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl

Samedan

Samedan

Stierva

Stierva

Bahnhof Filisur

Bahnhof Filisur

Kreisviadukt Brusio

Kreisviadukt Brusio

Miralago

Miralago

Le Prese (GR)

Le Prese (GR)

Baldegg im Luzerner Seetal, Seesicht (6283, Switzerland)

Baldegg im Luzerner Seetal, Seesicht (6283, Switzerland)

Passo del Bernina

Passo del Bernina

Passo Bernina

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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