150 valleys, 615 lakes and 12 rivers shape the landscape of the Graubünden region between some 900 mountain peaks. Whether you long for the vastness of the Engadine, want to walk an impressive gorge like the Viamala, are looking for a glacier, mountain peak, mountain lake or the only national park in Switzerland, whether you want to do sports in summer and winter or are looking for a dreamy mountain village, the region of Graubünden can offer it to you.
Is the Graubünden region a safe winter sports area?
Yes, the Graubünden region has more than 40 top ski resorts. This is also due to their above-average altitude, which guarantees guaranteed snow. In total, over 2000 kilometers of slopes await snow sports enthusiasts. The ski resorts are served by 381 ski lifts. The largest ski areas, often with several hundred kilometers of slopes, include Laax, Samnaun, Davos-Kloster, Arosa-Lenzerheide and Corvatsch-Furtschellas. The latter ski area starts at over 3300 meters above sea level, making it the highest ski area in Graubünden.
What is particularly recommended in the Graubünden region in summer?
A particularly unusual excursion takes you to Arosa Bear Country. Three bears were rescued from their unfortunate previous home by the animal protection organization "Vier Pfoten" (Four Paws) and can now be safely observed from a visitor platform in Arosa. Amidst the mountain panorama of Arosa, this is a wonderful experience for young and old. Along the way, visitors learn in a playful way how the bears live and feed.
There are plenty of waterways for bikers along the Vorder and Hinterrhein. For this purpose, you can rent a gravel e-bike and ride perfectly over gravel.
Through the Rhine Gorge, also known as the "Swiss Grand Canyon", you have the possibility to go rafting very actively or you can be driven through comfortably. The Rhine Gorge adventure train runs without a roof on summer weekends from Landquart through the gorge to Ilanz. The locals also call this gorge "Ruinaulta", which is the Romanesque name for the Rhine Gorge.
You can also start the morning on the Silsersee or the Silvaplanersee with a stand-up paddling. And everywhere at the lakes baths or spas are waiting for you. You can rent water sports equipment everywhere near the lakes.
Are there UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Graubünden region?
The Rhaetian Railway is registered with the Albula Line and with the Bernina Line in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Both lines connect the town of Thusis with the Italian town of Tirano. They were completed at the beginning of the 20th century and are considered a special masterpiece from the early days of the railroad.