The spectacular ride on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz, past glistening glaciers and down to the exotic palm trees of Tirano, Italy, connecting language regions and cultures via twists, turns and spectacular panoramic views, is the highest crossing of the Alps by rail.
As the highest railway line across the Alps, the Bernina Express connects northern and southern Europe. From St. Moritz, the route leads through Swiss pine forests and past Lago Bianco to the Ospizio Bernina – at 2,253 m above sea level, the highest crossing without cogwheels in Europe. It continues to wind its way past breathtaking glaciers down into Val Poschiavo and to the majestic palm trees of the Italian city of Tirano. The impressive route is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a trademark of the Rhaetian Railway. Seated in modern panoramic carriages, passengers enjoy an unrestricted view of the untouched Alpine panorama. In winter, when everything is covered in glistening snow, the train journey is an especially impressive experience.