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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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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.
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.
The train has panoramic windows and a glass skylight giving optimum views of the Alpine scenery as you climb over the Oberalp Pass - the highest point of the route at 6,670 ft (2,033m).
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.
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
Passengers quickly fill four panoramic carriages for a seven-hours tour past waterfalls and deep ravines, looping into the Engadine valley, through the famed Albula Tunnel and showcasing Swiss engineering at its best--91 tunnels, 291 bridges and the 2033-metre-high Oberalp Pass.