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. 

Factsheet
Date of Inscription

2008

Criteria of Inscription

ii, iv

Category

Cultural Heritage
Transnational property

Region

Switzerland: Grisons

Other Countries: Italy

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Guided tour
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The Landwasser Express takes guests on an attractive route from Filisur railway station to the Landwasser Viaduct, the landmark of Graubünden and the UNESCO ...
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Visitor centre
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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Destination
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Programme tip by the Rhaetian Railway 08:58 - 10:12 Journey on the UNESCO World Heritage route: Thusis - Bergün From Thusis, the Rhaetian Railway ...
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Attraction
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
High up to the glacial glitter of the mountains, deep down to the palm tree paradise of Italy: the Bernina Express, the highest railway line across the Alps, connects ...
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School excursions
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
This offer is available in German only Not only the train ride on the UNESCO World Heritage Line is spectacular. The "Bernina" excursion programme is ...
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Hikes
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
In the interplay between rest and relaxation, observation and activity, exploration and contemplation, you form emotional bonds with the element of water. On ...
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Point of interest
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
If you like adventure in winter, you can sledge for around 6 km along the pass road past the world-famous Albula railway line to the railway village of Bergün. ...
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Educational material
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
You can find other explanatory videos here: The World Heritage Abbey of St. Gall Lavaux, vineyard terraces Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Swiss Tectonic ...
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Hikes
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The unique long-distance hiking trail Via Albula/Bernina runs along the UNESCO World Heritage RhB line. In 10 stages, it covers 131 kilometres on foot from Thusis ...
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Hikes
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The "Railway Adventure Trail Albula" leads from Preda via Bergün to Filisur and on to the Landwasser Viaduct and is laid out parallel to the railway ...
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Museum
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
  03. – 04.02.2023
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Museum
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Programme tip by the Rhaetian Railway 08:58 - 10:12 Journey on the UNESCO World Heritage Line: Thusis - Bergün From Thusis, the Rhaetian Railway ...
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Museum
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
This offer is available in German only More than 100 years ago, railroad pirate Clà Ferrovia lost his beautiful whistle in the railroad village in Bergün. He ...
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Good to know
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Criterion (ii): The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes constitutes an outstanding technical, architectural and environmental ensemble. The two ...
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Guided tour
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
During the ice age around 11 000 years ago, the Palü glacier formed huge holes in the ground at the foot of the Bernina massif. Ten metres deep and five metres ...
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Hikes
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The unique long-distance hiking trail Via Albula/Bernina runs along the UNESCO World Heritage RhB line. In 10 stages, it covers 131 kilometres on foot from Thusis ...
Learn more
Hikes
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The unique long-distance hiking trail Via Albula/Bernina runs along the UNESCO World Heritage RhB line. In 10 stages, it covers 131 kilometres on foot from Thusis ...
Learn more
Hikes
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The unique long-distance hiking trail Via Albula/Bernina runs along the UNESCO World Heritage RhB line. In 10 stages, it covers 131 kilometres on foot from Thusis ...
Learn more