Rhaetische Bahn

A masterpiece of engineering and construction

One of the most fascinating public transportation in the canton Grisson is the Rhaetische Bahn (RHB). The Rhaetische Bahn is a railway is a narrow gauge railway with 1000 mm gauge. The railway is used for public transportation as well as for goods traffic. However, luxury coaches are available on certain lines and for special events.

The RHB supports different lines from its main station in Chur. For instance, Chur-Arosa, the Albulabahn from Thusis to St. Moritz or the Berninabahn from St. Moritz to Tirano. So far, all railway lines are fully electrified for decades.

The Glacier Express and the Bernina Express are the highlights and icons of the Rhaetische Bahn. But there are more highlights, like the Landwasserviadukt, uncountable tunnels and spiral tunnels.

In general, it can say that the railway connects the Rhine valley with the Engadin valley. The Raetische Bahn is a masterpiece of railway engineering and construction. It’s also an icon in public transportation and for tourists in Switzerland.

Rhaetische Bahn is a spectacular railway

One line is the connection between Chur and Arosa. Along steep rock faces and over stunning viaducts, the route of the track demonstrates the art of railroad construction. It’s a really fascinating railroad and it is always a thrilling trip to travel with their trains indeed.

The train station in Arosa is the end of the line. The line Arosa – Chur is therefore also called Arosabahn of course. Interesting to mention is, that the train passes a part of the town underneath by a 300 m long tunnel. The tunnel begins not far from the train station. However, the trip with the Arosabahn in a snowy landscape across the mountains is a great experience, especially in wintertime.

One of the spectacular railway lines is the Albula line from Thusis to St. Moritz. With its 144 bridges and 42 tunnels, the track counts among the most breathtaking railways in the world. The Landwasserviaduct and the Landwassertunnel stand as landmarks for the Raetische Bahn.

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