|Getting to the starting point:||Train from Chur or Engadin to Preda; car from Bergün or from Engadin via the Albula Pass|
|Back from the destination:||Albula Railway / car to Chur, or Albula Pass|
|Difference in elevation:||Ascent 80 m, descent 500 m|
|Hiking time:||2h 30m|
|Season:||June to October|
|Note: The section from Preda to Bergün passes through the UNESCO world heritage site as well as the Parc Ela (548 km2), Switzerland's largest nature park.|
This area has been awarded the status of World Heritage Site due to the Rhaetian Railway and the Albula line has been under UNESCO protection since 2008 due to the unique and dramatic layout of the line. As if begging to be filmed, the railway twists from Bergün up the steep slopes, disappearing into tunnels every now and then, just to emerge a short while later where you least expect it. Worth a visit is the model railway system on a scale of 1:87 in the regional museum in Bergün.
Fortunately the Historic Railway Trail, a two and a half hour hike, is there to answer the many questions about this most spectacular stretch of railway in the world.
It is after all located in the same unique high alpine environment. Because between Bergün and Preda you are not only in a World Heritage Site but also in the nature reserve of Parc Ela, whose 548 square km surface area makes it the biggest reserve in Switzerland.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.