Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes
Umfang: 102 Seiten
Erschienen: Oktober 2013
UNESCO World Heritage Guide
«Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes»
Civil engineering that still astonishes today’s specialists in the field The line across Albula and Bernina, now more than a century old, is regarded as a true masterpiece of the railway engineer’s art. Landscape and railway blend into one, in a series of wide expanses and elegant man-made structures along the winding route through abruptly-sloping Alpine valleys. The Albula and Bernina Lines have been classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008 – a major milestone in the history of the Rhaetian Railway.
The masterpieces of civil engineering to be found along the way include the Landwasser Viaduct, the series of winding tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Circular Viaduct at Brusio.
This guide includes detailed descriptions of these and other notable items of infrastructure, along with fascinating background information on their technical and historical aspects. A series of pictures, maps and graphics gives us an insight into the pioneering deeds of our forefathers. This pocket guide also conveys an authentic feel for the many-facted cultural aspects of the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina landscapes. Page after page an mile after mile, the guide accompanies you along this truly unique railway as it crosses the Alps. Your journey begins with a browse through these pages.
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