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Experiences by rail

Lean back and enjoy

With its unique mountain sections, the UNESCO World Heritage line Albula/Bernina and famous classics such as the Glacier and Bernina Express, the Rhaetian railway has stood for first class experiences by rail for over 120 years, right through the heart of trilingual Grisons. And regardless of which trip you choose to take, one thing always stays the same: The Rhaetian railway unites the beauty of the landscape, the power of technology and the pioneering spirit of the past century.

Bernina Express

The experience-rich journey over the Bernina pass (2,253 m above sea level) takes you through wildly romantic valleys, past ice-cold glaciers and majestic peaks into sunny Puschlav and on to Tirano (Italy). With panorama carriages in 1st and 2nd class.

UNESCO Albula/Bernina

In 2008, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO included the Albula and Bernina section of the Rhaetian railway in its list of World Heritage sites. With this accolade the Rhaetian railway became the third railway lineto be deemed "universally outstanding". Enjoy a trip on the line steeped in history, through the fabulous high mountain landscape of Grisons.

Spectacular alpine crossing

The Albula and Bernina section between Thusis and Tirano is a superb example of the development of the high alpine landscape. The line is one of the most spectacular narrow gauge railways in the world. The Albula line was completed in 1903, the Bernina line in 1910. The Albula line was considered a masterpiece even at the time of construction. The Bernina line is one of the highest alpine crossings in Europe and one of the steepest adhesion railway lines in the world.

Albula Railway Museum

The new Albula Railway Museum is located in Bergün, right next to the Albula Line of the Rhaetian Railway. A great attraction for families and railway enthusiasts alike. With various exhibition rooms, original objects and one of the world’s last Crocodile locomotives, the museum provides an historical and current view of Switzerland’s most spectacular railway, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can see over 400 items from more than a century of history, displayed in 1300 square metres of exhibition space. From Davos Platz, the museum can be reached in 45 minutes via the Rhaetian Railway.

www.rhb.ch/unesco

Glacier Express

A panoramic journey through the high Alps in the heart of Switzerland - it doesn't get more stunning than this. A 7.5 hour journey by rail over 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and over the 2033 m high Oberalppass to Zermatt.

Slowest express train in the world

With this locomotive classic you gain access to the most stunning travel routes between Davos, St. Moritz and Zermatt. A comfortable train runs through an area of pure nature with fragrant, ancient mountain forests, peaceful alpine pastures, rushing mountain streams, through richly traditional mountain valleys with centuries of culture. 

The "slowest fast train in the world" presents a cross-section of the diversity of Switzerland and is a piece of true traveller's pleasure. On the Glacier Express, dishes are freshly prepared for guests by the chef in the restaurant carriage. Coffee, beverages and snacks are brought by the rail bar directly to passengers in their seats. The Glacier Express is the perfect choice in every season. It is mandatory to reserve seats on all trains and this is possible in every railway station and travel agency in Switzerland.

www.glacierexpress.ch

Rhätia Pullman Express

Luxuriate in the lovingly restored Alpine Classic Pullman coaches as you travel on board the Rhätia Pullman Express from Davos to St. Moritz – or vice versa. Roomy armchairs, small window tables and exquisite teak fittings make this train a work of art in its own right – and a must for everyone who loves nostalgia.

It's enough to set the pulse of any railway fan racing: the Crocodile engine drawing the historic train composition behind it between Davos and St.Moritz.

In Davos, Europe's highest town, the cry goes up: "All aboard!". Then the trip in the luxurious saloon cars from the 1930s begins: through the ruggedly romantic Zügen Gorge, over the famous Wiesen Viaduct and through the UNESCO World Heritage site. How about a stop at the Albula Railway Museum in Bergün? Then it's time to drink in the stylish charm of St. Moritz, the Alpine 'metropolis'.

The Rhätia Pullman Express runs from Thursday to Sunday on the following dates:

  • 06 - 08 July 2017
  • 13 - 15 July 2017
  • 31 July - 02 August 2017


https://www.rhb.ch/en/erlebniswelt-bahn/dampf-nostalgiefahrten/rhaetia-pullman-express

GraubündenPASS - the GA travelcard for Graubünden

The graubündenPASS allows you to travel throughout the Canton at no extra charge. Board the train and discover the sunny side of Graubünden. Under this arrangement, you have two days in a week or five days over a period of two weeks to explore 7,106 square kilometres of authentic Switzerland. You can get a train and bus subscription for a preferred region (1 zone) or for entire Graubünden (6 zones). Furthermore, select cable cars can be used for conveyance to your favourite mountain at half-price, or you can choose to receive attractive discounts on leisure activities.

The graubündenPASS is valid in the Canton of Graubünden on the route network of the following services: Rhaetian Railway, Swiss National Rail (SBB), Matterhorn Gotthard Railway, PostAuto, Davos Public Transportation Services, Engadin Bus, City Bus Chur, Silvestri Bus Livigno, local buses in Klosters, Scuol and St. Moritz and aerially on the cable car Rhäzüns – Feldis.

www.rhb.ch/GraubündenPASS

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