Graubünden Tourism

Bernina Express

A masterpiece of railway engineering: the Bernina and Albulaline has been recognised as part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2008. The Bernina Express snakes along the highest railway lines in the Alps from Chur, Davos or St. Moritz to Tirano – with a bus connection to Lugano. Daredevil climbs and bold viaducts make it an unforgettable journey.

From Glaciers to Palm Trees

On a journey on the Bernina Express, you experience the beauty of the Alpine region from an unusual perspective. Through the panorama windows of the Rhaetian Railway, which winds through Graubünden like a thread linking languages and cultures, you get really close to the natural landscape. Particularly imposing is the impressive glacier world of Piz Palü and Morteratsch or the fantastic views of Alp Grüm and the Montebello-curve.

New highlights await you after every tunnel and around evey bend. Like the 90 m high Soliser and Landwasser viaduct. Or the circular viaduct at Brusio which takes the track of the Bernina line downhill in a fascinating spiral. From the Valposchiavo with its southern flair, the route continues to Tirano in Italy, where the Bernina Express Bus takes you through the wine region of the Veltlin to Lugano between March and October.

Facts and Figures 

Length of Route 144 Kilometers
Duration of Journey 4 hours
First Journey 1910
Number of tunnels 55
Number of bridges 196
Steepest inclime 70/1000


Der Bernina Express am Lago Bianco in der Valposchiavo

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