Umbrail Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Umbrail Pass
The Umbrail Pass is the highest pass in Switzerland and is the link to the Val Braulio. The Umbrail and Fuorn Passes encircle the Val Müstair, Switzerland’s first high-Alpine UNESCO biosphere reserve. It is currently the highest paved road in Switzerland. The pass is located in a picturesque location and a lot of peoples visits this place every year.
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2.05km from Umbrail Pass
The Stelvio Pass is an alpine pass in the Rhaetian Alps, as well as the highest car pass in Italy, in front of the Agnello pass, and the second in Europe and behind the Iseran hill. Several hiking trails branch off from the top of the pass, including the path to Cima Garibaldi and the dirt road that reaches the Pirovano refuge. South of the Stelvio pass is the Livrio glacier, which extends from an altitude of about 2,800 m to about 3,400 m.
Convent of St. John Müstair
9.85km from Umbrail Pass
The Convent of Müstair, which stands in a valley in the Grisons, is a good example of Christian monastic renovation during the Carolingian period. It has Switzerland's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. A.D. 800, along with Romanesque frescoes and stuccoes.
15.32km from Umbrail Pass
Fuorn Pass or Ofen Pass is a high alpine mountain pass in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The name is based on the ovens that were used in ironworks in the area. The ruins of these ovens can still be seen from nearby trails. It connects Zernez in the Engadin valley with Val Müstair, crossing the Swiss National Park in Switzerland.
17.77km from Umbrail Pass
Mount Cevedale is a mountain of the Alps of the Ortles-Cevedale Group, in the southern Rhaetian Alps, on the border between Lombardy to the west and Trentino-Alto Adige to the east. Mountaineering history indicates the first ascent to the minor peak of Cevedale on 13 August 1864, by E. Mojsisowicz and S.Janiger from the north side, starting from the "Passo del Cevedale". The ascent to the main summit is dated 7 September 1865 by J. Payer, J. Pinggerra, and J. Reinstadler.
Munt la Schera Tunnel
20.14km from Umbrail Pass
The Munt la Schera Tunnel is a single lane road tunnel located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It connects the Engadin valley with Lago di Livigno, through Munt la Schera. Completed in 1965, the tunnel is 3,394 meters in length. The tunnel was built to transport building materials for the construction of the Punt dal Gall dam. It was opened for public use in 1968. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area.
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