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To the Landwasser Viaduct with the choo choo train

An amazing work of art is situated on the Albula Line, half way between Chur and St. Moritz: 142 metres long, 65 metres high, and supported by five stone pillars – the Landwasser Viaduct. You certainly need a little time to appreciate this masterpiece in all its glory. And the vantage point near Filisur is the perfect place to do just that. In the summer, it is easy to reach from Filisur station by choo choo train. The «Landwasser-Express» transports passengers of all ages to the Landwasser Viaduct vantage point in just 30 minutes.

Move aside, here comes the «Landwasser-Express»! The driver takes his passengers at a leisurely pace from Filisur station through the picturesque village in Graubünden. After leaving the village, passengers enjoy an idyllic trip along the two streams, Alvra and Landwasser, to the vantage point. You can hop on at any stop (hop off on request). Passengers find out lots of interesting facts about the region during the course of the journey via loudspeaker.

The «Landwasser-Express» stops at the foot of the Landwasser Viaduct. From here you have an impressive view of the Rhaetian Railway’s landmark: The stonework made of natural dolomite lime rises over the wild valley. The red trains on the bridge disappear straight into the tunnel in the vertical cliff-face. There is plenty of time to marvel at this masterpiece of civil engineering and even take photographs of trains crossing it. Nature, culture and technology are uniquely combined in this landscape and have proudly boasted the UNESCO World Heritage seal since 2008. Once the passengers have soaked up a whole range of impressions, the «Landwasser-Express» takes them back to Filisur station again.

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Landwasser Viaduct

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.

An unusual perspective

Experience the impressive Landwasser Viaduct from an unusual perspective: on a trip in our «Landwasser-Express». This will take you from Filisur station, via the Islas camping site to the foot of the Landwasser Viaduct where you can marvel at this masterpiece of civil engineering in all its glory. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see a train going across the viaduct. After a short stop at the vantage point, the trip continues, returning to its starting point, Filisur station. On board the «Landwasser-Express» you will discover fascinating facts about Filisur and the world-famous Landwasser Viaduct.


In Filisur the Albula Valley branches off towards Davos and the inner Albula Valley. In the past, the elongated village was shaped by traffic over the pass. With its houses in the typical Engadin style Filisur is seen as the lowest Engadin village. The arrangement of the houses on streets and squares, the broad magnificently decorated façades with the characteristic entrances, bay windows and window gratings shape the character of the village. Equally impressive is the reformed church, which can be seen for miles and was built on a rocky promontory in 1495. Visitors here will see simple, late Gothic reticulated vaulting and unusually fine, beautifully coloured murals.

Due to bad weather forecasts the Landwasser-Express will not run on Friday, 25 September 2020 and probably also on Saturday, 26 September 2020.

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Travelling safely on the Landwasser Express

The safety of passengers and drivers is the top priority on the Landwasser Express. In the Landwasser-Express, the hygiene mask must be worn from the age of 12 in accordance with the FOPH guidelines. Passengers are responsible for having and wearing a protective mask. Contact areas and surfaces (handles, seats and windows, etc.) on the Landwasser Express are cleaned and disinfected once a day. Furthermore, the individual rows of seats have been safely separated by transparent sheets of PVC. Hand sanitisers are available for passengers to disinfect their hands before the journey. If at all possible, tickets should be bought online. 

FAQ Safety concept Landwasser Express


AdultsChildren (6-16 years)Extra trips
One wayCHF 5.00CHF 3.00at least CHF 200.00 per hour
Round tripCHF 10.00CHF 6.00at least CHF 200.00 per hour

Only return trips are sold online (Bahnhofsplatz Filisur – Landwasser Viaduct – Bahnhofsplatz Filisur). Single tickets can be bought directly from the driver in Filisur (with no guarantee of a seat).

SBA Sportbahnen Bergün AG, partner of the «Landwasser Viaduct – Graubünden’s landmark» project, is taking over the operation of the «Landwasser-Express» as well as the snack kiosk at the vantage point this summer. If you have any questions about tickets, please contact our Railservice (phone 081 288 65 65 or email: railservice(at) For extra rides or questions about the operation of the snack kiosk, please contact SBA Sportbahnen Bergün AG directly.

SBA Sportbahnen Bergün AG

Tel. +41 (0)81 407 12 56


Due to bad weather forecasts the Landwasser-Express will not run on Friday, 25 September 2020 and probably also on Saturday, 26 September 2020.


02 September - 9 October 2020Wednesday - Sunday
10 - 18 October 2020daily

Timetable 02.09.2020 - 09.10.2020

Dep. Filisur stationStop at the Landwasser ViaductArr. Filisur station
11:1511:45 - 12:1512:45
14:1514:45 - 15:1515:45


16:45 - 17:1517:45

Timetable 10. - 18.10.2020

Dep. Filisur stationStop at the Landwasser ViaductArr. Filisur station
11:2511:55 - 12:2512:55
13:2513:55 - 14:2514:55


15:55 - 16:2516:55


Round trip
Exclusive round trip with the «Landwasser-Express» to the Landwasser Viaduct and back to Filisur
Thrilling trip full of natural highlights with plenty of interesting facts about the Landwasser Viaduct


Filisur station
Filisur town hall
Schutz Filisur (Alpin Gartencenter)
Campsite Islas
Biohof Las Sorts (organic farm)
Parking spot Landwasser Viaduct
Landwasser Viaduct

Restaurants in Filisur

Would you like to have lunch or dinner in Filisur either before or after your trip on the «Landwasser-Express»? These restaurants serve delicious food in an authentic Graubünden atmosphere: Restaurant Grischuna, Restaurant Rätia, Hotel Schöntal. Small snacks for in between meals can be bought at the kiosk at the vantage point beside the Landwasser Viaduct and at Filisur station.

Hotel Restaurant Grischuna
Bahnhofplatz 2
CH-7477 Filisur
Tel. +41 (0)81 404 11 80
Fax +41 (0)81 404 24 80

Opening times: Saturday to Monday open all day from 11 a.m., Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m.
Hotel Restaurant Rätia
Bahnhofstrasse 4
CH-7477 Filisur
Tel. +41 (0)81 404 11 05 

Opening times (summer): Tuesday to Sunday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday closed
Hotel Restaurant Schöntal
Bahnhofstrasse 5
CH-7477 Filisur
Tel. +41 (0)81 404 21 72
Fax +41 (0)81 404 24 04

Opening times: Open from Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday, Wednesday closed
Bahnhöfli Filisur
Am Bahnhof
CH-7477 Filisur
Tel. +41 (0)81 288 47 80
Bahnhöfli Filisur on Facebook

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 7.45 a.m. - 6.30 p.m., Monday closed

Tour recommendations

You can find tour recommendations in connection with the «Landwasser-Express» here: Tour recommendations

«Landwasser Viaduct – Graubünden’s landmark» project

The «Landwasser-Express» was initiated by the cantonal tourist promotion project «Landwasser Viaduct – Graubünden’s landmark».

Use the following link to find out more about the project and the planned «Landwasserwelt»:

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Round trip with the Landwasser-Express from Filisur Station - Landwasser Viaduct - Filisur Station

Coaches and seats in the Landwasser-Express are not numbered - free choice of seats

from CHF 10.00



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