Trenino Rosso del Bernina (Bernina Red Train) - UNESCO World Heritage site
The famous Bernina Express and red train railway was granted UNESCO world heritage status in 2008. It’s not just a connection between Italy and Switzerland, it’s also an incredible adventure through breathtaking mountain landscapes. Moreover, it’s Europe's highest-altitude Alpine crossing and one of the world’s steepest natural grip railways. From its panoramic cars, you can enjoy jaw-dropping landscapes both in winter and summer. This train travels on slopes with a 7% gradient. The railway’s highest point is at 2253 m (Bernina Pass), and then it descends to St. Moritz, Engadin’s gem.
A few kilometres from Tirano’s train station, the red train passes in front of the spectacular Brusio spiral viaduct. After passing Poschiavo – the main town of the Poschiavo Valley, featuring beautiful Patrician residences – the train reaches the exceptional viewpoint of Alp Grüm (2,091m). But passengers have to wait to cross the Bernina Pass to view the majestic glacier of Morteratsch and the Bernina Mountain range with its four thousand metres of eternal snow. At the end of the journey, you’ll find yourself in beautiful St. Moritz.
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