Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2008
Size of heritage: 152 ha
- Buffer zone: 109,386 ha
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north western part of the property is 67 km long. It features an impressive set of structures including 42 tunnels and covered galleries and 144 viaducts and bridges. The 61 km Bernina pass line features 13 tunnels and galleries and 52 viaducts and bridges. The property is exemplary of the use of the railway to overcome the isolation of settlements in the Central Alps early in the 20th century, with a major and lasting socio-economic impact on life in the mountains. It constitutes an outstanding technical, architectural and environmental ensemble and embodies architectural and civil engineering achievements, in harmony with the landscapes through which they pass.
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Hotels and places to stay
Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
Schweizerhof Swiss Quality
Waldhaus am See
Hauser Swiss Quality
Hotel Piz St. Moritz
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Medium airport - 3 mi (5 km) Locarno Airport
Small airport - 52 mi (84 km) Lugano Airport
Medium airport - 56 mi (91 km) Bergamo / Orio Al Serio Airport
Large airport - 57 mi (93 km) Hohenems-Dornbirn Airport
Small airport - 62 mi (100 km) St Gallen Altenrhein Airport
Medium airport - 69 mi (112 km) Brescia / Montichiari Airport
Medium airport - 77 mi (125 km) Linate Airport
Large airport - 78 mi (126 km) Malpensa International Airport
Large airport - 80 mi (130 km) Verona / Villafranca Airport
Large airport - 91 mi (147 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Berbenno di Valtellina
- Buglio in Monte
- Castione Andevenno
- Chiesa in Valmalenco
- Faedo Valtellino
- La Punt-Chamues-ch
- Montagna in Valtellina
- Piateda Centro
- Poggiridenti Alto
- Ponte in Valtellina
- Torre di Santa Maria
- Val Masino
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.