Albula Railway Museum
A journey through time to the railway pioneers
Along the famous track to pure excitement on wooden runners: that's what the Preda/Darlux – Bergün sledging adventure holds in store. The train will carry you up to Preda, where the sledging fun can begin on the trail down to Bergün. More adventurous sledgers can take the chairlift to Darlux, from where the hardcore trail descends to Bergün.
The journey there with the Rhaetian Railway is breathtaking in its own right – not least thanks to the legendary layout of the route through helical tunnels and over viaducts in the Albula Valley. From Preda, at 1,800 metres above sea level, the descent can begin – on the closed-off section of pass road, which has just as many curves and bends as the railway itself – but at terrific speed and with far more flurries of snow.
If you fancy something steeper for a change: the «Lauberhorn of sledging runs» from Darlux to Bergün promises just as much sledging fun for those who are brave enough. Darlux can be reached easily by chairlift.
The 97 castles and palaces in the Swiss canton of Graubünden are getting some extra support this winter: you will find Switzerland's first snow castle on rails at Albula Viaduct 1 on the Preda–Bergün sledging trail from the middle of December 2019 to the start of March 2020. The sensational attraction will be lit up at night and invite sledging enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy some punch, mulled wine, snacks or fondue. What are you waiting for? Pack up your sledge and get going – and stop off half way at the new snow castle.
The sledging world of Preda/Darlux - Bergün is a world of fun for people of all ages.
Guests have not one but two sledging runs to choose from. From Preda to Bergün there’s a six-kilometre descent to the closed-off pass road below. A chairlift conveys more adventurous sledgers to Darlux, from where the hardcore trail descends four kilometres to Bergün.
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 sledging run from Preda to Bergün is not just an adventure by day, but even more so at night when the trail is lit up.
Houses in the traditional Engadine style dating back to the 16th and 18th century line the main street of Bergün. Typical features such as sgraffito, bay windows and window gratings lend the village a special charm. The Kurhaus is over 100 years' old – the spa hotel was built around 1903, at the same time as the railway line.
You will find Switzerland's first snow castle on rails at Albula Viaduct 1 on the Preda–Bergün sledging trail from the middle of December 2019 to the start of March 2020. The sensational attraction will be lit up at night and invite sledging enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy some punch, mulled wine, snacks or fondue.
From 20 December 2019 to 15 March 2020 (depending on snow conditions)
Further information regarding the snow conditions can be found in the winter sport report.
|Sledging Preda - Bergün|
|Monday||09.30 am - 05.00 pm|
|Thuesday - Sunday||09.30 am - 11.00 pm|
Subject to change
There will be no night sledging on 24 and 31 December 2019.
The sledge run is also open on 23 December (9:30 am – 11 pm).
The sledge run is also open on 30 December (9:30 am – 11 pm).
The sledge run is also open on 1 January (9:30 am – 11 pm).
| Sledging Darlux – Bergün|
|every day||09.00 am - 04.30 pm|
Subject to change
End of season: 15 March 2020 (depending on snow conditions)
In the offer included is the usage of both sledding tracks Preda – Bergün und Darlux – Bergün and transport with the Rheatian Railway (Bergün – Preda) and the Sportbahnen Bergün (Bergün – Darlux).
|Single tickets||Adults||½ fare travelcard||GA/Junior Card|
|Child aged 6-15||7.00||3.00|
|Day ticket (Preda & Darlux)||Normal||1/2 tax||GA/Junior Card|
|Children 6–15 year old||19.50||9.50|
Emergency Telephone: 144
Everyone knows sledging is thirsty work. From 21 December 2019, you can take a break at Switzerland's first snow castle directly on the Preda–Bergün sledging trail. Treat yourself to a short break and warm yourself up with Bergün fondue, mulled wine or punch right at the side of the piste. Continue your adventure once you have ‘refuelled’.
Reserve your seat in the Schneeschloss today and enjoy a Bergün fondue when you are at the edge of the piste.
|CHF 30.00 per person excl. drinks|
A cosy fondue can be booked at the following times:
Please note that numbers are limited and a maximum of 30 seats are available at any one time. Reservations are possible for groups of 6 persons or more. Group reservations on request at erlebnisreisen(at)rhb.ch or on tel. +41 81 288 65 32.