«RhB UNESCO» travel guide
A masterpiece presented clearly and concisely
The World Heritage Pass gives you free train travel on the World Heritage route. You can travel as often as you want on trains between Thusis and Tirano for two whole days (excl. Bernina and Glacier Express) – for example to the Albula Railway Museum in Bergün, the Cavaglia Glacier Garden or to Poschiavo for lunch.
The World Heritage Pass is the free pass for discoverers on the Albula and Bernina section of track that is now over 100 years old. In terms of civil engineering and routing, the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes is a true masterpiece. Spend two or more days taking in the sights in three language and cultural regions. The most popular photographed subjects are the Landwasser Viaduct, helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Brusio Circular Viaduct.
The free travel also includes the compact RhB UNESCO travel guide – with lots of illustrations and detailed documentation on 96 pages.
Ein Allegra-Triebzug der Rhätische Bahn unterwegs entlang dem zugefrorenen Lago Bianco auf dem Berninapass. Bild: Max Galli
Ein Allegra-Triebzug der Rhätische Bahn unterwegs auf der Berninalinie nahe der Station Alp Grüm. Bild: Andrea Badrutt
Die Rhätische Bahn unterwegs entlang dem zugeschneiten Lago Bianco auf dem Berninapass. Bild: Erik Süsskind
Ein Allegra-Triebzug der Rhätische Bahn unterwegs auf der Berninalinie. Bild: Andrea Badrutt
Der Glacier Express auf dem Landwasserviadukt bei Filisur. Bild: Andrea Badrutt
Die Rhätische Bahn in der bekannten Fotokurve bei der Station Alp Grüm. Bild: Tibert Keller
Ein Zug der Rhätischen Bahn auf dem Landwasserviadukt bei Filisur. Bild: Erik Süsskind
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 Albula Valley is dominated by engineering structures. The Railway Adventure Trail Albula leads from Preda to Bergün, then on to Filisur. Over its three stages you get a close-up view of viaducts, mountains and a roaring mountain brook. Information panels provide background information on the UNESCO World Heritage route.
Die Familie studiert die Informationstafel des Bahnerlebnisweges Albula.
Along the famous track to pure excitement on wooden runners: that's what the Preda/Darlux – Bergün sledging adventure holds in store. After the train has spiralled its way up the mountainside, the descent by sledge can begin: six kilometres from Preda to Bergün and four kilometres from Darlux to Bergün.
During the Ice Age some 11,000 years ago, the Palü Glacier formed a glacial hollow here. The glacier mills at Caviglia are ten metres deep and five metres wide. The ice has left behind a fascinating landscape full of natural sculptures, which can now be reached directly by rail. Experts will guide you round, providing fascinating details.
Reaching the border: the little Italian town of Tirano is a customs post and the southern point of departure of the Bernina Line. The pilgrimage church of Madonna di Tirano dominates the romantic Old Town. The Italian way of life is reflected by the palazzi and ice cream.
Offer on the World Heritage route
Offer for outward and return journey from all RhB stations
All fares are in Swiss francs (CHF) per person. Price includes: