Nature trail Surses
Via Sett: Die Julierstrasse
1816, there was a famine in the mountain villages of Graubünden, because due to the lack of roads and avalanche danger, not enough grain could be brought from the lower country to the Alpine valleys. As a result, the cantonal government decided to build all-year-round roads and commissioned Richard La Nicca to build The Julierstrasse in 1820.
The Julier- and not the Septimerstrasse was due to the simpler geographical location and lower avalanche risk. 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 3,000 vehicles pass through it every day.
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