Bergün, Bravuogn. Photo/Foto:TES

Bergün, the Albula Railway and UNESCO

Bergün, Bravuogn in Romansh, (Canton of Graubünden) is mentioned in documents in 1209. The pass over the Abula was already an essential north-south connection to the south.

The Romanesque tower was built in the 13th century and converted into a belfry at the beginning of the 17th century.

The construction of the new road over the Albula Pass in 1868 allowed stagecoaches to use this route.

However, the Albula railway (1903) did not bring the expected guests the spa hotel Bergün (completed in 1906) had hoped for. The railway was, above all, a faster and more comfortable connection to Engadin and St. Moritz.

The village is, however, one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland today.

The Albula Railmuseum (Albula Bahnmuseum) shows the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site and the development of the famous Räthische Bahn.