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Landwasser Viaduct

Filisur, Switzerland
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This is the smaller of the two viaducts. The big one is near Wiesen

There are two large viaducts that cross the landwasser river - one near Wiesen and this one near... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter O
If you have enough time DO make a stop at Filisur and spend 2 hours there...

If you have some time on your way to St. Moritz, Bernina or Davos, it is well worth stoping at... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
incahueca
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3 weeks ago
“This is the smaller of the two viaducts. The big one is near Wiesen”
9 Sep 2016
“If you have enough time DO make a stop at Filisur and spend 2 hours there...”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two large viaducts that cross the landwasser river - one near Wiesen and this one near Filisur. They are quite close to each other and easy to confuse. Both are beautiful, however the Wiesen one is much larger and more famous. You can...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you have some time on your way to St. Moritz, Bernina or Davos, it is well worth stoping at Filisur, a beautiful village with typical painted houses dating from year 1500 and lesser. It is located 5 minutes down the train station. You can...More

Thank incahueca
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We spent the night in Filisur so we could see the Landwasser Viaduct, supposedly a milestone in Swiss engineering. It's okay. Simply okay. Don't make a special trip to see it, but if you're close by, it's a nice detour. When you get off the...More

4  Thank LakeHighlandsMom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

There are 2 walks to view the Viaduct, one which goes to the viewing platform and the other which follows the river to the base of the viaduct. Both start outside the FILISUR train station and there are several large boards with maps and information....More

5  Thank Aussie_MumSydney
Reviewed 2 March 2016

If you like travelling by train then you can have a treat by travelling from Chur to Tirano on the Bernina Express route. The journey time is just over four hours but what a journey if the weather is clear. The railway was completed in...More

1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

one of the best railways trip in the world. it is part of the unesco world heritage. a must when visiting switzerland. winter landscape is better

Thank heho2013
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Rhatische Bahn Railroad (Rhätische Bahn - RhB), 703, model Ge 6/6, with freight train emerged from tunnel onto Landwasser Viaduct (German: Landwasserviadukt). This a single track six-arched curved limestone railway viaduct. It spans the Landwasser River between Schmitten and Filisur, in the Canton (similar...More

3  Thank cozephyr1955
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Worthy of the UNESCO heritage award. A variety of viewing points, access from Filisur station or car park under the viaduct. Some paths easier, some more demanding, stout footwear recommended for any of them. Well constructed viewpoints in 2 strategic locations, excellent for photography.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Even in the pouring rain, it is worth a walk to one of the viewpoints to watch the train enter or pop out of the tunnel in the rock face. An engineering marvel. Historic and beautiful.

Thank imphillips
Reviewed 15 March 2015

It is great structure which was constructed in 1903 and only in year 2009 ie after 106 years, there was little renovation work done. Nearly 5000 people were participated during construction time in such a hard climatic conditions. Must visit for swiss travellers.

Thank navrosh
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Maria E
I would like to know directions on how to reach the viewpoint on the hill that is on the left side of the Landwasser Viaduct. The village a bit higher on that hill is Schmitten. I can't see a trail on the google map, but I see many images taken from the same exact spot, showing the tunnel going through the mountain, so there must be a viewpoint right above the train rail on that hill. I am arriving by car, so I would also like to know where is the closest and most recommended place to park to hike to that place. Thank you
12 March 2017|
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