Fuorn Pass

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Fuorn Pass
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Fuorn Pass
Elevation 2,149 m (7,051 ft)
Traversed by Road
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Range Alps
Coordinates 46°38.472′N 10°17.598′E / 46.641200°N 10.293300°E / 46.641200; 10.293300Coordinates: 46°38.472′N 10°17.598′E / 46.641200°N 10.293300°E / 46.641200; 10.293300
Fuorn Pass is located in Switzerland
Fuorn Pass
Fuorn Pass
Location in Switzerland

Fuorn Pass or Ofen Pass (Romansh: Pass dal Fuorn, German: Ofenpass, Italian: Passo del Forno) (el. 2149 m.) is a high alpine mountain pass in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The name is based on the ovens that were used in ironworks in the area. The ruins of these ovens can still be seen from nearby trails.

It connects Zernez in the Engadin valley with Val Müstair, crossing the (only) Swiss National Park in Switzerland.

It was here that a brown bear (Ursus arctos) was seen and photographed in July 2005 - the first sighting of a wild bear in Switzerland since 1923[1]

In 2004, the biggest Honey fungus spotted in Europe was found near the Pass. The fungus is about 1,000 years old and its diameter is estimated at 500 to 800 meters.

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  1. ^ der Spiegel

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