The Val Gardena Railway trail - „La ferata de Gherdëina“

Duration
3.6
Duration in hours
Distance
12.2
Distance in km
Valley
Val Gardena

Details

Val Gardena Railway was constructed long time ago, when the region was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. In its 44 years during which it was operating, it strongly influenced the valley and brought many tourists to it, above all in the last years. The railway was running from 1916 to 1960 and was completed in record time. In fact, construction was started in September 1915 and in February 1916 the railway was officially inaugurated. 6.000 Russian soldiers who were prisoners during the World War did this great work.

On the comfortable way with panoramic view from S. Cristina to Roncadizza, you will find several information boards with historical pictures, which explain the Val Gardena Railway history.

This path was created to never forget one of the most important chapters of Val Gardena’s history and to tell its fascinating railway story.

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The tour in numbers

12.2
Distance in km
3.6
Duration in hours
476
Ascent
13
Descent
1142
Lowest point
1594
Highest point

Description

Val Gardena Railway was constructed long time ago, when the region was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. In its 44 years during which it was operating, it strongly influenced the valley and brought many tourists to it, above all in the last years. The railway was running from 1916 to 1960 and was completed in record time. In fact, construction was started in September 1915 and in February 1916 the railway was officially inaugurated. 6.000 Russian soldiers who were prisoners during the World War did this great work.

On the comfortable way with panoramic view from S. Cristina to Roncadizza, you will find several information boards with historical pictures, which explain the Val Gardena Railway history.

This path was created to never forget one of the most important chapters of Val Gardena’s history and to tell its fascinating railway story.

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