Swiss trains are famous for being quick, efficient, and immaculate—but many are also historically significant. The Rhaetian Railway's Albula/Bernina line, now more than a century old, forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its unique construction. Hop aboard in St. Moritz, and take the 90-minute ride to Thusis; you’ll wind through dramatic Alpine landscapes and several marvelous engineering structures, including a viaduct and a series of 360-degree curving tunnels. Alternatively, you can hike along the tracks and use the train to return. Start your walking in Filisur, a stop on the way to Thusis outside of St. Moritz, and drop down about 600 feet to the Landwasser Viaduct, a beautifully arched Roman-style bridge, before returning back to Filisur. Expect about 90 minutes to cover the three miles round trip.
To learn more about train travel in Switzerland—as well as special multi-destination packages like the Swiss Pass and Swiss Peak Pass—visit myswitzerland.com/rail.
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