Tag: Ch – Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

Test for longest train record; World Radio

Photo: Swiss World Radio

Rail engineers in canton Graubünden are preparing for a world record attempt in October when they will take the longest passenger train in the world through the spectacular circular tracks of the Albula route.

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The best ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Switzerland this summer – and where to stay; Sara Sherwood; Telegraph

Photo: Renato Bagattini

Explore stunning scenery and cultural hotspots.

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Affluent Alpine adventure awaits as old meets new at two grand Swiss hotels; Christopher Cameron; NY Post

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Miss the Swiss? Don’t be neutral. Ski season may be over but this spring and summer, there are fresh old reasons to yodel across the Alps.

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Glacier Express – From St. Moritz to the Matterhorn; Deutsche Welle

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A trip on the Glacier Express is one of the world’s best-known railway journeys.

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Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go; Alex Sakalis; Daily Beast

Photo: Sculpies

It’s a chilly, December morning as Alex Sakalis slinks into Chur Railway Station in the southeast of Switzerland. Scanning the platforms, he eventually spot it: that trademark red exterior with the curved panoramic windows and the words Bernina Express emblazoned across the side. The other passengers have arrived and there’s a palpable excitement in the air. They are all here for one reason only—to take Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Frequently named Europe’s most scenic train ride, the Bernina Express is a romantic throwback to the golden age of European rail travel, when the journey was the destination.

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Human Ingenuity Powers The Bernina Express; Claire Wyszynski; Diplomatic Courier

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Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina; Switzerland Tourism

130 kilometres in one train. The Albula/Bernina railway line forms the heart of the Unesco World Cultural Heritage listing and is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular routes. The UNESCO route itself covers 122 kilometres from Thusis to Tirano, passing 196 bridges, 55 tunnels and 20 towns along the way.

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Route 36: Over the Bernina Pass; Europe By Rail

The Bernina Railway which links the Engadine area of eastern Switzerland with the Valtellina region in Lombardy is in Europe By Rail’s view far and away the finest of the three north-south rail routes connecting Switzerland with Italy. In 2008 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Nature’s painting comes alive: Switzerland; Bindu Gopal Rao; Hans India

The beauty of Switzerland can be best experienced on a train ride aboard the Bernina Express that will take you through some of the most scenic vistas of this beautiful country

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The Best Train Rides Through the Swiss Alps; Kaitlin Menza; Town And Country Magazine

The view is gorgeous all year ’round.

Source: The Best Train Rides Through the Swiss Alps

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