Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SWITZERLAND ~ Montebello curve - Morteratsch - UNESCO ~

... Great view of one of the most beautiful railways in Europe... a train ride through the Swiss and Italian Alps with breathtaking and spectacular scenery along the way...  the only rail link that leads across the Alps, open without a crest tunnel....  probably no railway line has such an excellently located photo point as the Montebello curve... the track describes a 180-degree curve, crosses the street - and all this in front of the Morteratsch glacier with its wreath of mountains...Thanks a lot Oscar!! ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀
Photo: Max Weiss

The Bernina Express slices southerly through the Graubunden Canton, reaching the lofty altitude of 2,253 metres at its highest point – and all without the gravity boost of a cogwheel track. The train passes through an ingenious system of spiral loops, 55 tunnels and 196 bridges.

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes was listed as a UNESCO WHS site in 2008 which also includes the surrounding cultural landscape with its pristine villages, ruggedly-romantic landscapes and primordial Alps.


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