The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008. It brings together two historic railway lines which cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. The Albula line was opened in 1904, and is 67 km long, which passes through the north western side. It passes through 42 tunnels, and covered galleries, and 144 bridges. The Bernina line is 61 km long, and passes through 13 tunnels, and galleries and 52 viaducts and bridges.
The World Heritage describes it as below:
“The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes constitutes an outstanding technical, architectural and environmental ensemble and embodies architectural and civil engineering achievements, in harmony with the landscapes through which they pass.”
You will also find some extra knowledge of this exciting railway route as you go through these photos.