Switzerland - The rugged Albula Pass and its gentle beauty

Switzerland - The rugged Albula Pass and its gentle beauty

Sleeping at 2000 metres is already very relaxing: no mosquitoes, pleasantly cool and the view out of the window - our million-star hotel is perfect.

Incidentally, the Albula Pass was financed by citizens at the end of the 17th century. The road had to be blasted out of the rock for this. It is thus the first road to be blasted into a rock face with explosives.

The road itself winds really narrowly over the pass, we barely got through with our Felix, there is a maximum width of 2.30 m (and our sweetie is a slim house at plus/minus 2.05 m after all!). And the height is also limited to 3 m something, if I remember correctly. So with our 2.90 m we just fit over the small stone bridges. Good thing we weren't weighed.

The pass itself is only open in the snow-free season, and part of the route is used as a 6 km toboggan run in winter. THAT must be great too!

We set off without breakfast - we want to go down to a small lake and have breakfast there. Curve after curve we wind our way along the tree line until we finally arrive at the romantic Palpuogna Lake.

We quickly realise that we are not the only ones who have this great idea. But of course: where it's nice, there are also visitors. And so we chat with other campers and watch cyclists refreshing themselves. We don't know if they've already passed the pass or if they're still on their way. In any case, we have to admire them!

We continue on to the railway museum: Gerd takes his time for the wonderful exhibition, meanwhile I work in our rolling office. At some point the parking meter runs out and I notice that Gerd is really taking a close look at everything. More than two hours later he comes to me with a beaming face and tells me many stories about the cheerful red Rhaetian Railway. How nice that he also enjoyed it so much. There's only one thing he doesn't have: he booked the adult tour and therefore doesn't get to enjoy a whistle. Well, one is enough for us!

We drive past many more railway viaducts, stop, take photos and admire one last time the architecture of the people of the last century! Chapeau!

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