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215 Landwasser Viaduct Trail

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Pleasant winter hike through snowy forests to a viewing point with a dizzying view of the famous Landwasser Viaduct and down below to the Landwasser River. Take the same route back with firm ground underfoot.
easy
Distance 2.5 km
1:00 h
50 m
50 m

This short hike takes you from the Filisur train station along the road to the second railway underpass. The route then follows the railway line and goes through the forest to the viewing platform above the Landwasser Viaduct. From there you have a great view of the structure. Information panels provide information about the construction of the viaduct, which is regarded as a highlight of the UNESCO "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" World Heritage site. The construction of the three main pillars of the viaduct in 1901/1902 was an architectural masterpiece, because they were built with the aid of 2 cranes but without a scaffold.

 

On every full hour you have the opportunity to take a photo of the Rhaetian Railway train as it crosses the 142m long and 65m high bridge and disappears into or emerges from the tunnel in the vertical rock face. You follow the same route on your way back to Filisur.

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Marc Barandun
Update: March 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,097 m
Lowest point
1,063 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Start

Filisur (1,080 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'647E 1'171'770N
DD
46.675072, 9.682182
DMS
46°40'30.3"N 9°40'55.9"E
UTM
32T 552176 5169283
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Destination

Filisur

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Rhaetian Railway to Filisur

Getting there

By car to the train station Filisur

Parking

Large parking lot at the train station Filisur

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'647E 1'171'770N
DD
46.675072, 9.682182
DMS
46°40'30.3"N 9°40'55.9"E
UTM
32T 552176 5169283
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Andrea Gau · March 06, 2021 · Community
Ist dieser Weg mit Kinderwagen begehbar? (Winterwanderung)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
50 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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