The San Bernardino Pass (2’066 m) is a mountain pass in the eastern part of the Lepontine Alps.
It is connecting the Hinterrhein and Mesolcina valleys between Thusis and Bellinzona. It is not to be confused with the Great St. Bernhard Pass (connecting Switzerland and Italy in the Pennine Alps) and the Little St. Bernhard Pass (connecting France and Italy in the south of Mont Blanc).
The Viamala Gorge of the Hinterrhein River is situated between the villages Zillis-Reischen and Thusis. This narrow gorge was the most serious obstacle on the approach to the San Bernardino Pass.
Switzerland 2009, Viamala gorge.
Switzerland 1967, opening of the San Bernardino tunnel.
The stamp is showing the view from the region near Splügen village to the mountains Guggernüll, Einhorn and Chilchalphorn of Lepontine Alps. In 1967 the 6.6-kilometre long San Bernardino Tunnel has been opened.
Switzerland 1991, panoramic view from Lago Moesola direction south, Mesolcina valley.
The Lago Moesola is situated on the San Bernardio pass with an altitude of 2'066 m.
Switzerland 1944, "Castello di Mesocco" in the Mesolcina valley.
Switzerland 1952, Mesolcina valley.