Nature trail Surses
Via Sett: Die Julierstrasse
In 1816 there was a famine in the mountain villages of Graubünden, because not enough grain could be brought from the lowlands to the Alpine valleys due to a lack of roads and the danger of avalanches. As a result, the cantonal government decided to build roads that could be used all year round and commissioned Richard La Nicca in 1820 with the construction of Julierstrasse.
Expanding the Julier road and not the Septimer road was due to the simpler geographical location and lower avalanche danger. They also wanted to create access to the Engadine, which would not have been possible via Septimerstrasse. Even today, the Julier Pass is one of the most important connections to the Engadine. Around 3000 vehicles pass through it every day.
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