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Wiesen Viaduct

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The Wiesen Viaduct is the highest viaduct of the Rhaetian Railway.

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A: Landwasser viadukt

by Hans-Dieter Teschner, 3.2 km away

The Landwasser viaduct is a viaduct of the Rhaetian railway (length 136 m, hight 65 m) near Filisur. 

Landwasser viadukt

B: View over the Trainstation of Berguen

by Gregor Vogel, 7.5 km away

Here you see over the Trainstation of Berguen in the Grisons, Switzerland

View over the Trainstation of Berguen

C: Berguen near Trainstation

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

A panorama near the trainstation in Bergün, Grisons, Switzerland.

Berguen near Trainstation

D: Berguen Museum

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

Museum on the trainstation in Bergun in Grisons, Switzerland

Berguen Museum

E: Berguen Trainstation - Rhaetian Railway

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

Here you see a Train from the Rhaetian Railway in Bergün on its way to St. Moritz.

Berguen Trainstation - Rhaetian Railway

F: Bergun Village

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

Panorama in the village bergun with tower "La Tuor"

Bergun Village

G: Berguen Bridge

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

A bridge in Bergün

Berguen Bridge

H: Train in Berguen

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

Train in Bergun near Kurhaus

Train in Berguen

I: Wooden Bridge in Bergun

by Gregor Vogel, 7.6 km away

Wooden Bridge in Bergun near Kurhaus

Wooden Bridge in Bergun

J: Typical House in Bergun

by Gregor Vogel, 7.7 km away

A typical House in Bergün in Grisons, Switzerland.

Typical House in Bergun

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Text by Steve Smith.

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