Daily Archives: March 30, 2015

Bernina Express


One really exciting trip when I was I Italy was a journey on the Bernina Express along the World Heritage site to Saint Moritz Switzerland. The Bernina railway is a single-track 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge railway line forming part of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). It links the spa resort of St. Moritz, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, with the town of Tirano, in the Province of Sondrio, Italy, via the Bernina Pass. Reaching a height of 2,253 metres (7,392 ft) above sea level, it is the highest railway crossing in Europe and the third highest railway in Switzerland. It also ranks as the highest adhesion railway of the continent, and – with inclines of up to 7% – as one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world


The railway is a World Heritage site which took me to St, Moritz.

I had looked forward to the visit to St Moritz but was disappointed to find characterless buildings, uber expensive shops and not many people around. There was a beautiful frozen lake on which the winter sports season had just finished. There was certainly no charity shops!! Actually St Moritz was all “fur coats and no knickers” which had no sole. I did invest in coffee and streudal which was OK but nearly required a mortgage