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UNESCO World Heritage - A masterpiece of railway engineering

The line across Albula and Bernina, now more than a century old, is regarded as a truly unique masterpiece of the railway engineer’s art. Designed from the start to exist in perfect harmony with its surrounding countryside, the line stands as a monument to the pioneering days of railway-building. Since July 2008, the Albula and Bernina lines of the Rhaetian Railway have been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.

Where landscape and railway blend into one: in a series of wide expanses and elegant man-made structures, along the winding route through abruptly-sloping Alpine valleys. Monumental landmarks along the way include the Landwasser Viaduct, the series of winding tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Circular Viaduct at Brusio. The line continues to be a model of its type.


Albula Railway Museum
A great attraction for families and railway enthusiasts alike. Visitors can see over 400 items from more than a century of history, displayed in 1300 square metres of exhibition space.

 

Railway Adventure Trail Albula
The section of the Rhaetian Railway's Albula Line between the Albula Tunnel and the Landwasser Viaduct provides an impressive showcase of engineering skills.

Via Albula/Bernina
The Via Albula/Bernina hiking route has something for everyone. Its unique layout ensures that it crosses the tracks of the Rhaetian Railway at various points.

The railway
The Albula and Bernina railway lines constitute the central element of the World Heritage. The Albula railway was completed in 1903, the Bernina railway in 1910.

The landscape
The Rhaetian Railway is a unique example of a railway that has managed to integrate harmoniously into a high mountain region.