From 1917 until 1960 the Val Gardena Railway “ferata de Gherdëina” drove through the whole Val Gardena valley. The train route was built by 6.000 Russian prisoners of war in 5 months only. During war, the Val Gardena Railway was mostly used to transport war goods, after World War II the railway became more and more interesting for tourists and wood carving transportation. After 44 years of train operation, the service was suspended on the 29th of May 1960.
During this easy guided walk you will visit various remains from this period, such as the Val Gardena Railway Tunnel in S. Cristina, which was reopened last fall after works of restauration. The guide will illustrate interesting facts, stories and technical details about the Val Gardena Railway.
Meeting point: 5:00 pm Tourist Office S. Cristina
Duration: 2 h
Walking time: 1,5 h
Path length: 2 km
Altitude difference uphill: 60 m
Altitude difference downhill: 60 m
Use of cableway: NO
Price: 20,00 € | Free for Val Gardena Active Partner
Public transport (busses, cableway, etc.…) and
lunch are not included and must be paid separately.