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Bernina Express

Switzerland
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The most spectacular way to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from Chur / Davos / St. Moritz - Valposchiavo - Tirano links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery. On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds bridges between regions with different languages and cultures. The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Here, visitors can delight in the cultural and natural surroundings and enjoy the Alps at their most impressive.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant way to experience the beautiful sights in Switzerland. We went from Tirano in Italy to St Moritz with a phot stop at Alp Guel. Very comfortable and spectacular sights all the way.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do scenic train trip when in Switzerland. We traveled from Chur Switzerland to Tirano Italy on the Bernina express. The scenes were amazing around every turn a new picture unfolded. Even in August some snow on the higher picks. Traveling from Chur was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there are the special Bernina Express trains we chose to make a return trip from Tirano to Chur using the regular trains that run along the same tracks. Although the carriages do not have the high picture windows of the Special train, they do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went from Italy to Chur on the train yesterday, it was a fantastic experience which I can wholeheartedly recommend, we were lucky with the weather but the train and service was great. The scenery is unparalleled, breathtaking.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went from Tirano to Chur and this was beyond beautiful . As this winding route went along we were amazed at what an incredible earth we live on ..the train itself was comfortable with nice large viewing windows .we can recommend this ride anytime...More

1  Thank splodgee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (family of four) took the Rhaetian Railway train from Thusis to St Moritz on the exact same track as the World Heritage Bernina Express. It stops at a few stations along the way, and also has an "observation" car with windows all around and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in visiting the alps is the way! Comfortable sittings in the first class with huge windows so you don’t miss a thing of the breathtaking landscape. We started the journey in St. Moritz and arrived at Tirano. The trip lasted 2...More

1  Thank Florencia B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made the journey from Tirano to Start Moritz as part of a day out to St Moritz from Lake Como, this journey is a must the views are stunning and the engineering that has gone into the line is amazing. Not to be missed if...More

Thank Alan R
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SureshK233
10 August 2018|
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Response from paul6111 | Reviewed this property |
The town is quite small so I am sure you could get a nice lunch and view the shops. Within walking distance is an interesting church Chiesa di San Martino. I hope you have good weather and are able to enjoy the spectacular... More
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Wan D
28 July 2018|
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Response from RhaetischeBahn | Property representative |
Allegra, For the line Chur to St. Moritz it is not possible to use the Bernina Express but our new interregio trains are also very confortable with very big Windows they run every hour. If you like to travel with the... More
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22 July 2018|
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Response from TotemBulls | Reviewed this property |
All trains are “panoramic”! I just did the St Moritz to Tirano in the regular train. It was REALLY nice. Contrary to the Bernina Express, the windows at the regular train can be opened, and this is a HUGE advantage to the... More
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