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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Setting out from Switzerland's oldest city, Chur, the Glacier Express makes a dramatic climb to peak at 6670ft at the Oberalp Pass.
It is worth riding on the world famous Swiss Glacier Express (PS70pp) for the incredible views before taking that "slowest express train" to the summit of the Oberalp Massif and not forgetting the delightful excursion on the cogwheel Jungfrau.
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.
Bemerkungen auf einer Alpenreise uber den Susten, Gotthard, Bernardin, und uber die Oberalp, Furka und Grimsel: mit Erfahrungen uber die Kultur der Alpen und einer Vergleichung des wirthschaftlichen Ertrags der Bundenschen und Bernischen Alpen: nebst Betrachtungen uber die Verande rungen in dem Klima des Bernischen Hochgebirgs.
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.
Rather, it was the road to the Rama Naidu Studios that was of interest to me - a series of tight hairpin bends all the way up to the top of the hill where the Studios are located, a drive that would in my mind be somewhat akin to some of the most famous mountain roads in the world like for example the Los Caracoles Pass in the Andes between Chile and Argentina, or Alpine roads in Switzerland like the Oberalp Pass and the San Bernardino Pass and then of course there is the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy.
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.