Kesch-Ducan – nature and scenery ad infinitum

This area, half of which is located in the Ela Nature Park, is divided up by many alpine valleys. There are mountain passes leading at gentle inclines in all directions. Scree slopes, boulder-strewn streams and moraines bear witness to the glaciers and erosion in the past. In 1992, the... more

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Historic Railway Trail: From Preda to...

With 39 tunnels, 55 bridges and a difference of 1123 metres in altitude, the Albula Line of the Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and St. Moritz is a... more

Historic Railway Trail: From Preda to Bergün
Evangelical church in Stugl

Evangelical church in Stugl

In the past it was not only goods that were transported over the Albula Pass, there was also a vibrant cultural exchange between the north and the... more

Kesch-Ducan – nature and scenery ad infinitum

This area, half of which is located in the Ela Nature Park, is divided up by many alpine valleys. There are mountain passes leading at gentle inclines in all directions. Scree slopes, boulder-strewn streams and moraines bear witness to the glaciers and erosion in the past. In 1992, the Porchabella glacier at the foot of the Piz Kesch released the body of an "ice man", while the fossils on the Duncanfurgga are millions of years older still. Hidden in the rocks here are treasures 230 million years old: fish, dinosaurs, mussels, crabs, algae and land-growing plants.

Standing 3,417 m tall, the Piz Kesch is the highest mountain in the Ela Nature Park. The Kesch-Ducan area with its glaciers and firn fields is a fascinating, peaceful landscape of rocks and water.

Historic Railway Trail: From Preda to Bergün

With 39 tunnels, 55 bridges and a difference of 1123 metres in altitude, the Albula Line of the Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and St. Moritz is a masterpiece of railway engineering. It was opened in 1903 after having been under construction for 5 years. The section between Preda and Bergün is one of the most spectacular stretches. The Historic Railway Trail follows this stretch.

With 39 tunnels, 55 bridges and a difference in altitude of 1123 metres, the Albula line of the Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and St. Moritz is a masterpiece of railway engineering. It was opened in 1903 after having been under construction for 5 years. The section between Preda and Bergün is one of the most spectacular stretches in the world and is a prime example of how the high alpine landscape was opened up.

Evangelical church in Stugl

In the past it was not only goods that were transported over the Albula Pass, there was also a vibrant cultural exchange between the north and the south. In the little church in Stugl (14th century), there is only room for a couple of dozen people. The wonderful paintings in this little chapel perched on a hill between Bergün and Filisur are strikingly reminiscent of those in the Arena Chapel in the northern Italian town of Padua.