Landwasser Viaduct

Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur: Hours, Address, Landwasser Viaduct Reviews: 4.5/5

Landwasser Viaduct
4.5
Historic Sites • Bridges
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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MichelleWD
Switzerland209 contributions
Make a day of it
Oct 2020 • Couples
Take the ‘Crocodile’ which is the cult locomotive from Davos Platz to Filisur. The Landwasser Viaduct is 142 metres long, 65 metres high, and supported by five stone pillars. Yes, I have photos from the top and the bottom ☺️ At the bottom there are free BBQ pits and free wood, so why not stop for a picnic before enjoying a walk along the river and up through the forest to the Wiesen Viaduct.
Written 22 October 2020
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Hi Michelle. Many thanks for your great report. We hope to welcome you again soon on board of our trains, Rhaetian Railway.
Written 26 October 2020
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Engel Ruoss
Italy1 contribution
Amazing experience
Jun 2020
An amazing few to the core of the RhB World Heritage site. An breathtaking experience in middle of the Swiss Alps. View insight the history and presence of engineering in a mountain landscape, a living space
Written 27 July 2020
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Dear Engelbertr. Thank you very much for the nice experience report on the Landwasser viaduct! Best regards and see you soon in Graubünden, Rhaetian Railway
Written 4 August 2020
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paukie
Zurich, Switzerland1,101 contributions
a highlight travelling with the train
Mar 2019
The viaduct is especially know as a bridge. It's iconic architecture is still remarbale after all these years. Even the Swiss enjoy passing it by train.
Written 26 September 2019
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JOHN C
5 contributions
Hotel Bristol Genova Italy
Sep 2019 • Couples
We have stayed here before; high standards still. Special thanks to room service for immediate response to my abrupt cancellation of a room service order late in the evening.
Written 17 September 2019
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Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.... and fantastic.
Aug 2019 • Solo
I so wanted to see and travel over this oh-so-oft photographed viaduct bridge.

I chose the journey from Chur to St. Moritz to make sure that i passed through Tiefencastel on the way to Filisur.

What a great journey...

Being a train enthusiast and having done extensive research and consulted with the tripadvisor experts, I suggest that you find a seat on the right side towards the back of the train.

As soon as we departed from Tiefencastel, i went as far back in the train as I could- looking for an open right hand window.

But one little technical detail: the iPhone XR had 3% battery, and needed to be recharged.

So I wait and wait 2-3-4 minutes and then the announcement of the approaching architectural wonder... and then another two minutes.... and there it is.... and the iPhone XR has turned off and shut down.

Yes, sad but true: I was forced to enjoy and be thrilled by this amazing and fantastic architectural wonder, but without recording it for all of my fans, followers and friends here on tripadvisor.

And let me tell you: It was so amazing and fantastic to see in real life and to cross the viaduct and enter the tunnel... even if the whole thing was less than a minute in duration.

There were large Swiss national and local canton flags hanging suspended below the bridge.

Note that the Filisur station is immediately afterwards- for those who want to see it from ground (I didn't do that this time).
Written 11 September 2019
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Paul A
10 contributions
Best viewed by a drone camera
May 2019
The engineering is truly magnificent, but very difficult to appreciate from the ground, and almost impossible to appreciate when you're on the train itself. The high vantage point reached by short hike from the Filisur station is probably the best (be sure to know the train schedule before leaving the station). The view from the valley below is of some value. However, the best eye-ball view may be from a vantage point north of the valley. I'm convinced, however, that the only way to truly see the magnificence of this structure is from the perspective of a drone camera flying a hundred-or-so feet above track level and out over the valley. There is simply no way on foot to see this thing as well as you can see in pictures, so the in-person experience is something of a disappointment.

If you want to see it from a train, forget the tourist express trains - you can't see hardly anything, the windows are full of sun-glare, and only for a few seconds. Far better are the regular service trains where some of the windows open and you can stick your head out.
Written 3 September 2019
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Alain D
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland342 contributions
Nice and impressive Viaduc
Aug 2019 • Couples
On our trip to Davos we took the historic railway to Filisur and visited the viaduct from the bottom. The train left Davos around 10:15 for a 25 min trip through very nice landscape and tunnels.
Arriving at Filisur you can walk to an observation platform or take a small road train down to the bottom of the town where you get an impressive perspective of the viaduct.
If you hit the right time you can see the Glacier Express passing above.
There is also a small hidden parking spot in that area.
Written 17 August 2019
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sussexguy
Speldhurst, UK42 contributions
unmissable visit for train buffs
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had visited Filisur 3 years previously to take photos of the Glacier Express on this amazing bridge. Unbelievably I photographed the wrong viaduct, 0.5 km before! In mitigation it looks very similar except the final arch is not sprung into the cliff face.

There are several places to view it. The best is probably the viewing platform ab0ve the viaduct accessible by 15 minutes walk through woods from Filisur Station. This means you can check out all the train times on the platform. Most trains are about 1 hour apart. There are 3 Glacier Expresses comin from the St Moritz direction between 9 and 11 am

Anyway you will also want photos from below. Park your car in the small car park in the valley below by the river. Now follow the farm track beside the river. After 10 mins you cross the river on a wooden bridge. This is where I previously went wrong because you can see the second viaduct from here. Ignore that and walk to the right and it's only 5 minutes. It's a challenge to photo because the bridge towers above you and you have to step back a bit. Also the sun is against you in the morning.

a must for train enthusiasts
Written 13 June 2019
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,864 contributions
Amazing structure
Feb 2019 • Couples
We crossed this viaduct several times during our stay in this part of Switzerland. The structure is very impressive, and the views down into the valleys are stunning. A very exciting experience.
Written 21 February 2019
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RobertFGCarter
Fareham, UK1,301 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2019 • Couples
Iconic landmark of the Albula region. The very tall curved viaduct goes straight into the side of a mountain with a tunnel. As the line is on a sharp curve you get great views from the right hand side of the train.
Written 8 January 2019
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