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Filisur
Via Albula/Bernina
Via Albula/Bernina
Stage 2, Tiefencastel–Filisur
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Via Albula/Bernina
Via Albula/Bernina
Stage 3, Filisur–Bergün
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Walserweg
Walserweg
Stage 12, Chamonas d’Ela CAS–Monstein
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Filisur
Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 2, Thusis–Bergün
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Mountain biking in

Filisur
Graubünden Bike
Albulatour
Landschaft Davos
Zügenschlucht
Scalettapass/Keschhütte
Bergün Filisur
Filisur

Filisur

Filisur is located in the Albulatal valley at the junction of the Albula and Davos lines of the Rhaetian Railway. The local landmark is the world-famous Landwasser viaduct. The area is also known for the nearby Preda to Bergün sledge run.
Filisur is a ribbon village with many attractive houses in typical Engadine style. The culture in the Upper Albulatal is strongly marked by the Engadine influences that came over the Albulapass with the Reformation at the end of the 16th century. These are seen in the architecture and many traditions as well as other things. The hamlet of Jenisberg, a former Walser settlement on the southeast slope of the Landwassertal valley, also belongs to Filisur.

The construction of the Rhaetian Railway (1898 to 1909) into the Engadine and to Davos transformed Filisur into a regional traffic hub. To the north of the village, the Albula Railway crosses the famous Landwasser viaduct. The 65-metre-high viaduct curves with a 100-metre radius directly into a tunnel.

Another spectacular section with many civil engineering structures is found on the route towards Davos through the rugged and romantic Zügenschlucht (gorge), with the «Bärentritt» passage, a worthwhile detour for hikers and bikers (with signposted educational rock trail, Schmelzboden Mining Museum and appealing churches).

The spectacular Albula Railway with loop tunnels, galleries and viaducts is an engineering masterpiece and ought to be admitted to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Preda - Bergün educational historic railway trail and the Bergün – Filisur educational railway trail follow the line of the track. And in nearby Bergün, an (almost) to scale model railway exhibition fascinates railway fans and children alike.

Filisur is the starting point for excursions in the surrounding area: the Parc Ela offers hikers a wide variety of hiking and theme trails. The Albula and Julier Passes provide bikers with enough challenges on their doorstep. The Filisur open-air swimming pool offers a welcome cool-down session. Winter-sports fans can travel to the nearby winter-sport areas of Bergün (with sledge run), Davos, Savognin and Lenzerheide.

Highlights

  • Parc Ela – Switzerland’s largest nature park encompassing 21 municipalities of the Albula Surses/Oberhalbstein valley communities. Filisur is one of the valley communities in the Albulatal.
  • Skateline Albula – a 3-km long outdoor natural ice-skating stretch between Alvaneu Bad and Surava, a few kilometres into the valley from Filisur.
  • Albula section of the Rhaetian Railway - a masterpiece of engineering skill with numerous bridges and loop tunnels; the spectacular Landwasser viaduct is located between Filisur and Tiefencastel.
  • Wiesner viaduct – on the Filisur-Davos section of the Rhaetian Railway, 88 m high, 210 m long, from Wiesen station accessible and walkable along a secured footpath and also starting point of an educational nature trail to Filisur.
  • Alvaneu Thermal Spa – small, modern thermal spa between Filisur and Tiefencastel with water from sulphurous mineral springs.
  • Bergün – nearby holiday resort, complete villagescape with ornate Engadine houses, an 800-year-old Romanesque church and Roman tower. Preda – Bergün sledge run in winter
Filisur is located in the Albulatal valley at the junction of the Albula and Davos lines of the Rhaetian Railway. The local landmark is the world-famous Landwasser viaduct. The area is also known for the nearby Preda to Bergün sledge run.
Filisur is a ribbon village with many attractive houses in typical Engadine style. The culture in the Upper Albulatal is strongly marked by the Engadine influences that came over the Albulapass with the Reformation at the end of the 16th century. These are seen in the architecture and many traditions as well as other things. The hamlet of Jenisberg, a former Walser settlement on the southeast slope of the Landwassertal valley, also belongs to Filisur.

The construction of the Rhaetian Railway (1898 to 1909) into the Engadine and to Davos transformed Filisur into a regional traffic hub. To the north of the village, the Albula Railway crosses the famous Landwasser viaduct. The 65-metre-high viaduct curves with a 100-metre radius directly into a tunnel.

Another spectacular section with many civil engineering structures is found on the route towards Davos through the rugged and romantic Zügenschlucht (gorge), with the «Bärentritt» passage, a worthwhile detour for hikers and bikers (with signposted educational rock trail, Schmelzboden Mining Museum and appealing churches).

The spectacular Albula Railway with loop tunnels, galleries and viaducts is an engineering masterpiece and ought to be admitted to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Preda - Bergün educational historic railway trail and the Bergün – Filisur educational railway trail follow the line of the track. And in nearby Bergün, an (almost) to scale model railway exhibition fascinates railway fans and children alike.

Filisur is the starting point for excursions in the surrounding area: the Parc Ela offers hikers a wide variety of hiking and theme trails. The Albula and Julier Passes provide bikers with enough challenges on their doorstep. The Filisur open-air swimming pool offers a welcome cool-down session. Winter-sports fans can travel to the nearby winter-sport areas of Bergün (with sledge run), Davos, Savognin and Lenzerheide.

Highlights

  • Parc Ela – Switzerland’s largest nature park encompassing 21 municipalities of the Albula Surses/Oberhalbstein valley communities. Filisur is one of the valley communities in the Albulatal.
  • Skateline Albula – a 3-km long outdoor natural ice-skating stretch between Alvaneu Bad and Surava, a few kilometres into the valley from Filisur.
  • Albula section of the Rhaetian Railway - a masterpiece of engineering skill with numerous bridges and loop tunnels; the spectacular Landwasser viaduct is located between Filisur and Tiefencastel.
  • Wiesner viaduct – on the Filisur-Davos section of the Rhaetian Railway, 88 m high, 210 m long, from Wiesen station accessible and walkable along a secured footpath and also starting point of an educational nature trail to Filisur.
  • Alvaneu Thermal Spa – small, modern thermal spa between Filisur and Tiefencastel with water from sulphurous mineral springs.
  • Bergün – nearby holiday resort, complete villagescape with ornate Engadine houses, an 800-year-old Romanesque church and Roman tower. Preda – Bergün sledge run in winter

Arrival and return Filisur

Adresse

Bergün Filisur Tourismus
Plazi 2A
7482 Bergün/Bravuogn
Tel. +41 (0)81 407 11 52
info@berguen-filisur.ch
berguen-filisur.graubuenden.ch/de

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Accommodation

Chamonas d'Ela CAS
Chamonas d'Ela CAS
Filisur
Hotel Grischuna
Hotel Grischuna
Filisur
Hotel Preda Kulm
Hotel Preda Kulm
Preda-Bergün
Hotel Restaurant Rätia
Hotel Restaurant Rätia
Filisur
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Bergün/Bravuogn
Kesch-Hütte SAC
Kesch-Hütte SAC
Bergün/Bravuogn
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Places of interest

Albula Railway Museum in Bergün
Albula Railway Museum in Bergün
Evangelical Church of Stuls
Evangelical Church of Stuls
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Hiking in

Filisur
Via Albula/Bernina
Via Albula/Bernina
Stage 2, Tiefencastel–Filisur
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Via Albula/Bernina
Via Albula/Bernina
Stage 3, Filisur–Bergün
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Walserweg
Walserweg
Stage 12, Chamonas d’Ela CAS–Monstein
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Cycling in

Filisur
Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 2, Thusis–Bergün
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Mountain biking in

Filisur
Graubünden Bike
Albulatour
Landschaft Davos
Zügenschlucht
Scalettapass/Keschhütte