Julier Pass
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Julier Pass
Julier Pass
Julier Pass as seen from Piz Polaschin.jpg
View of the Julier Pass from Piz Polaschin
Elevation2,284 m (7,493 ft)
Traversed byPaved road
LocationGraubünden, Switzerland
RangeAlbula Alps
Coordinates46°28.32?N 09°43.74?E / 46.47200°N 9.72900°E / 46.47200; 9.72900Coordinates: 46°28.32?N 09°43.74?E / 46.47200°N 9.72900°E / 46.47200; 9.72900
Julier Pass is located in Switzerland
Julier Pass
Julier Pass
Location in Switzerland

The Julier Pass (Romansh: Pass dal Güglia, German: Julierpass, Italian Passo del Giulia) (el. 2284 m) is a mountain pass in Switzerland, in the Albula Alps. It connects the Engadin valley with central Graubünden, the nearest inhabited localities on its approaches being Silvaplana and Bivio. At its summit, the pass crosses the watershed / drainage divide between the basins of the Rivers Rhine and Danube. The Julier Pass lies between Piz Lagrev and Piz Julier. A few metres south of the summit is the small lake Lej da las Culuonnas.[1]

Remains of a Roman temple and cart tracks were found and illustrate its importance in Roman times.

The road constructed in the 1820s to replace the old Septimer Pass was well built and is still easily passable after moderate widening for normal cars and trucks. In some parts, areas were rebuilt in 2009 to reduce the number of serpentine turns. Winter use requires winter tires, as well as snow chains in extremely poor weather.


Place Elevation Distance Diff.
Tiefencastel 851 m - - - -
Savognin 1207 m 9 km 356 m 9 km 356 m
Rona 1408 m 5 km 201 m 14 km 557 m
Mulegns-Sur 1538 m 4.5 km 130 m 18.5 km 687 m
Marmorera 1680 m 2.5 km 142 m 21 km 829 m
Bivio 1769 m 5 km 89 m 27 km 918 m
pass 2284 m 9 km 515 m 36 km 1'433 m
Silvaplana 1815 m 7 km - 469 m 43 km 964 m

See also


  1. ^ Swisstopo topographic maps

External links

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