UNESCO World Heritage

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

A triumph of railway engineering

The line of the Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and Tirano (Italy) is a true masterstroke. It is a unique example of a railway which has been harmoniously integrated into the high-mountain landscape. Narrow radii, sophisticated engineering structures and impressive tunnels: the many gorges, mountain barriers and gradients were overcome using a range of innovative ideas, and the 122 km-long route has been slotted pleasantly into the wild natural environment. The journey is a voyage of discovery for connoisseurs. Railway enthusiasts can admire the pioneering creations at close quarters, and those with a thirst for knowledge might like to visit the Albula railway museum in Bergün. Cultural Heritage since 2008.

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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The Albula Railway Museum in Bergün guides railway enthusiasts and families through the history of the railway in Graubünden. Old railway equipment, films ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
History Several options were considered for the route through the Engadin. To provide better access to the central regions of the canton of Graubünden, the ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
What is your relationship with the World Heritage of the Rhaetian Railway? „Da bin i dahei!“ (here I am at home!) I am proud of the work of art ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
When the Bernina Express was planned, the engineers who built it were faced with a difficult challenge. The train needed to bridge a considerable difference in ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
A short film by the Swiss Commission for UNESCO
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
In a large curve, the viaduct leads directly into a steep rock face. This breathtaking structure is the most photographed subject on the Rhaetian Railway line today. ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Albula Line Even today, the 62-kilometre Albula Line is still considered a masterpiece in terms of railway engineering and routing. The RhB opened the spectacular ...
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