From glaciers to palms
It's worth being spontaneous: the last minute offers let you travel 2nd class on selected Bernina Express trains from just CHF 49. Book your trip from Chur/Landquart/Davos/St. Moritz to Poschiavo/Le Prese/Tirano online eleven days or less before your travel date to enjoy attractive special prices.
From the high, glistening glaciers back down to the palms – the Bernina Express route offers a change of scenery that is out of this world. No other railway line links north and south in such a spectacular fashion: the modern panoramic cars pass through 55 tunnels, cross 196 bridges and master gradients of up to 7 per cent with ease. Climb on board and enjoy an unbeatable culture and nature experience!
The route passes through a varied terrain of orchards, chestnut trees and vineyards on its way to Tirano in Italy.
Lago Bianco is a watershed. To the south, the waters flow into the Adriatic and to the east, into the Black Sea.
The line is harmoniously embedded in the surrounding landscape. Railway and nature blend into one.
The Montebello Curve is one of the most widely photographed subjects on the Bernina Line.
The 136-metre-long Landwasser Viaduct is the signature structure of the Rhaetian Railway.
The Domleschg Valley is one of the regions in Switzerland to boast the most castles.
When you travel on the Bernina Express, you will enjoy one highlight after another. There is everything from impressive constructions to spectacular views.
The Albula and Bernina section of track is a masterpiece in terms of civil engineering and routing. Landscape and railway blend into one: in wide radiuses, ingenious man-made structures punctuate rugged valleys. The Landwasser Viaduct, the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Brusio Circular Viaduct all stand testimony to the early, pioneering days of the railway.
The viaduct at Filisur spans the Landwasser Valley and leads directly into a tunnel. The construction of the three main pillars in 1901/02 was an outstanding architectural feat, considering that the viaduct was built using only two cranes and without scaffolding. This is the most spectacular landmark on the Rhaetian Railway and it has become famous the world over.
The picturesque village of Poschiavo is dominated by three towers: the Romanesque tower of the Catholic Church, the Baroque tower of the Reformed Church and the medieval tower of the town hall. The landlords of the typical Graubünden restaurants in the village take pride in their delicious Pizzoccheri. A glass of Veltliner will also stand you in good stead. Viva!
“Coffee, something sweet or Prosecco!” That’s the cry heard on the Bernina Express as the minibar approaches. Friendly stewards are on hand to serve local specialities and turn a journey in the panoramic car into a true gourmet trip!
This viaduct turns round a 360-degree curve, lengthening the track so that it is possible to overcome the difference in altitude in the narrow Valposchiavo. The Brusio Circular Viaduct is considered the most spectacular construction on the Bernina Line.
The flat-rate package includes 2nd class return travel.
|Chur - Poschiavo/Le Prese/Tirano - Chur||CHF 49.00||CHF 69.00|
|Landquart - Poschiavo/Le Prese/Tirano - Landquart||CHF 49.00||CHF 69.00|
|Davos - Poschiavo/Le Prese/Tirano - Davos||CHF 49.00||CHF 69.00|
|St. Moritz - Poschiavo/Le Prese/Tirano - St. Moritz||CHF 49.00||CHF 69.00|
All prices are in Swiss francs (CHF) per person. The compulsory seat reservation is included in both directions.