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Landwasser Viaduct is the Swiss "Harry Potter Bridge"

The Landwasser Viaduct (Landwasserviadukt) is spectacular Swiss rail bridge in the Canton of Graubünden in Eastern Switzerland. It is on the line of the Rhaetian Railways and located between the train stations Tiefencaster and Filisur. It is famous for its scenic appearance.

The famous Landwasser Viaduct in Switzerland
The famous Landwasser Viaduct

Location of Landwasser Viaduct
Location of Landwasser Viaduct

What to do at the Landwasser Viaduct?

The center piece is of course the rail bridge itself. There are different ways to experience the bridge though. You can either be at the foot of it, where there is a small river running and you have a square with a kiosk and the opportunity to eat a packed lunch and even grill your own Bratwurst (authentic Swiss sausage). Or you can hike up to one of the two viewing platforms in the north or the south of the bridge to snap some amazing pics of the trains running over the bridge!

What time do the trains run over Landwasser Viaduct?

Two trains run once an hour in both directions usually around the full hour. Sometimes you get the Glacier Express running as well.

How to get to Landwasser Viaduct?

You can visit by train or by car. Both require you to walk a bit too, but it's a beautiful area!

By train: You take the train to Filisur. Depending where you are in Switzerland, you will run over the viaduct on your way there.

From Filisur you can walk to both viewing platforms or to the foot of the bridge. You can also hop on a tourist tour that runs several times a day and is called Landwasser-Express. This tour takes you to the viaduct where you can look at it form ground level. Tour length is rather short and only runs during the summer.

By car: You can go to a car park just next to the viaduct where you take a short walk of 15 minutes to the viaduct, or to the viewing platforms.

Coordinates of the Landwasser Viaduct: 46.67578904453576, 9.671178045629262

Is it worth to visit the Landwasser Viaduct?

You must be dedicated to visit the Landwasser Viaduct as you won't just come by by accident. When you're there you get to experience a small and sweet attraction that is very popular among the Swiss.

View from below the Landwasser Viaduct with a Swiss train
Iconic Rhaetian Railway train

Landwasser Viaduct
The Landwasser Viaduct by drone

Pillar of Landwasser Viaduct
Up close


Car park at Landwasser Viaduct
Car park and hiking sign

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