UNESCO World Heritage

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

A triumph of railway engineering

The line of the Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and Tirano (Italy) is a true masterstroke. It is a unique example of a railway which has been harmoniously integrated into the high-mountain landscape. Narrow radii, sophisticated engineering structures and impressive tunnels: the many gorges, mountain barriers and gradients were overcome using a range of innovative ideas, and the 122 km-long route has been slotted pleasantly into the wild natural environment. The journey is a voyage of discovery for connoisseurs. Railway enthusiasts can admire the pioneering creations at close quarters, and those with a thirst for knowledge might like to visit the Albula railway museum in Bergün. 

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Date of Inscription

2008

Criteria of Inscription

ii, iv

Category

Cultural Heritage
Transnational property

Region

Switzerland: Grisons

Other Countries: Italy

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Economy and Tourism
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
This offer is available in German only Not only the train ride on the UNESCO World Heritage route itself is spectacular. The "Albula" excursion programme ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The Albula Railway Museum in Bergün guides railway enthusiasts and families through the history of the railway in Graubünden. Old railway equipment, films ...
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Economy and Tourism
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
This offer is available in German and Italian only Not only the train ride on the UNESCO World Heritage route is spectacular. The "Bernina" excursion ...
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Education
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The 122-kilometre route from Thusis to Tirano is a masterpiece from the pioneering days of the railway. It shows how technology and nature merge harmoniously. Learn ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
This offer is only available in German! Neben Unterrichtsmaterial und Arbeitsblättern finden sich zudem Lesetipps, Wanderideen und viele weitere Ansätze ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The 122 km-long route from Thusis to Tirano is a masterstroke from the pioneering age of the railway. It demonstrates how technology and nature can be merged in ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Criterion (ii): The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes constitutes an outstanding technical, architectural and environmental ensemble. The two ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
History Several options were considered for the route through the Engadin. To provide better access to the central regions of the canton of Graubünden, the ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
A short film by the Swiss Commission for UNESCO
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Albula Line Even today, the 62-kilometre Albula Line is still considered a masterpiece in terms of railway engineering and routing. The RhB opened the spectacular ...
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