A lot of snow is to be expected above 2,400 metres above sea level. The hiking trails at this altitude are not passable.

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town scape Albula


33.01 Thusis - Tiefencastel, Via Albula / Bernina
Alvaschein/Alvaschagn has an intact village centre. It is located on a terrace high above the Albula dammed up to the Solis reservoir, the Solis Bridge of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and the church of St. Peter in Mistail.


Southeast of the village, on a rocky plateau above the dammed Albula at the entrance to the Schinschlucht, is the most famous sight of the village in a secluded location: the monastery church of St. Peter in Mistail, built around 800 or a little earlier. It is the oldest and best-preserved of the Rhaetian three-apse hall. In the village of Alvaschein there is a house with façade paintings from around 1600 by Hans Ardüser (1557-1614), village school teacher in Lantsch/Lenz, who around 1600 travelled through Graubünden as an itinerant painter in the summer. The villagescape of Alvaschein/Alvaschagn was awarded the title of "townscape of national importance". Also worth seeing are the Solis Viaduct of the RhB and the old Solis Bridge, both of which lead over the Albula at a dizzying height, as well as the lowest part of the reservoir, which is accessible via the power plant access road.


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Alvaschein, Dorf


Alvaschein, village



Stradung 11, Im Bahnhof, 7450 Tiefencastel

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