Bernina Pass, Poschiavo

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The Bernina Pass (el. 2,328 m or 7,638 ft.) (Italian: Passo del Bernina) is a high mountain pass in the Bernina Range of the Alps, in the canton of Graubünden (Grisons) in eastern Switzerland. It connects the famous resort town of St. Moritz in the Engadin valley with the Italian-speaking Val Poschiavo, which ends in the Italian town of Tirano in Valtellina. The pass lies a few kilometres east of Piz Bernina, and south of Val Minor.

The Bernina Pass is crossed by both the Hauptstrasse 29 road and the Bernina railway line, with a popular tourist train, the Bernina Express operating year-round between Chur and Tirano. The train crosses the pass west of the road at a slightly lower 2,253 metres (7,392 ft) (at Ospizio Bernina) - it is the highest adhesion railway route in Europe.

Lago Bianco, Lej Nair and Lej Pitschen are located on the pass.

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  • The famous Bernina pass between the Oberengadin in the north and the Valtellina in the south can be crossed by the famous red 'Bernina Express' train of the Rhätische Bahn, now part of the UNESCO...  more »
  • A great ride by train or car. It's open the whole year but needs sometimes maintenance because of new snow. A great trip to get from the Engading to the Pushlav or vice versa. You can do some very...  more »
  • Riding this train twice, from St. Moritz to Tirano, I' m getting back to Greece having the best experience of railway traveling. Everyone who is interested in rail transport, should definitely try this amazing route
  • very bad Do not recommend In all the mountain passes There are toilets and kiosks and hotels There is nothing in this place Just a small restaurant

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