Oberalp

Oberalp

(ō`bər-älp), Alpine pass, 6,733 ft (2,052 m) high, between Grisons and Uri cantons, S central Switzerland. Oberalpsee, a small lake, is nearby, and the Alpine peak Oberalpstock, 10,926 ft (3,330 m) high, is northeast of the pass.
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A ride on the Glacier Express across the Oberalp Massif from Chur and Andermatt is on the itinerary of Leger's "Bavarian Castles Winter Wonderland and Swiss Glacier Express" tour.
The complete seven-hour journey hurtles through 91 tunnels and climbs over the scenic 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass.
The iconic red Glacier Express cuts through the Rhine Valley, then over the 7,000ft Oberalp Pass to pretty little Brig seven hours later.
As impressive as the Lukmanier and Oberalp mountain passes above, the serene prism is punctured with windows, topped with a terracotta roof and dramatised by the decorative twin spires of St.
A commentary filled in the background on where we were as we passed through the nine mile-long Rhine Gorge, stopped at Disentis and, using cogs for the steep climb, eventually reached the 6100ft-high Oberalp Pass, before dropping down to Andermatt.
In just under eight hours the Glacier Express winds its way up the 2,000m Oberalp Pass, through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape of glaciers, forests and mountain valleys.
Moritz to Zermatt winds across the Oberalp, through 91 tunnels, fragrant forests, Alpine meadows alongside gushing streams, all of it christened in a centuries-old culture.
From the bases of Brig (four nights) and Chur (three nights), enjoy stunning views on excursions passing over bridges and viaducts, past frozen waterfalls and ravines, through the Oberalp, Bernina and Albula Passes to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station.
RAIL JOURNEY IN SWITZERLAND Great Rail Journeys (01904 521 980) offers 10-day, two-centre Winter Glacier Express holiday from Dec 30 for pounds 1,350, with breathtaking views on journey through high Oberalp, Bernina and Albula Passes and on to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station.
Eventually, as the train slowed to a crawl, we pulled up to the highest point of the route - the stunning 2,000m Oberalp pass.
Tenders are invited for H19 Oberalp Pass covering work
There are more than 350-kilometres of footpaths around the combined resorts of Disentis Sedrun, including a walk to the source of the Rhine and, for seasoned hikers, the 100-kilometre Senda Sursilvana path from the Oberalp Pass to Chur.