Kanton Graubünden/Grischun Off The Beaten Path

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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Kanton Graubünden/Grischun Off The Beaten Path

  • Chur: Gasthaus "zur Glocke"

    The former Gasthaus "zur Glocke" was used as the headquarters by the french hugenott leader Count Henri de Rohan in 1635. It is not a restaurant anymore, but it still looks great with an interesting facade and a nice painting at one side of the building, see this painting in my 2nd and 3rd photos ! Directions: This building is in the pedestrian...

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  • Davos: The Townhall

    This is the Gemeindehaus, the townhall of Davos and it is one of the few nice and interesting houses I did find in Davos. The building dates back to the year 1634. In my 4th photo you will see another house that looks nice with some of the typical engravings in the facade, that are mostly to be found in villages of Graubünden.And finally in my last...

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  • Davos: A monument for Sir Arthus Conan...

    In the Kurpark / central-park of Davos you will find a monument for Sir Arthus Conan Doyle, yes he was the author of Sherlok Holmes ! As a young man Sir Arthus Conan Doyle had crossed the Maienfelder Furka from Davos to Arosa on skis in March 23rd, 1894, and thereby he was bringing this new sport and the swiss alps to the attention of the world of...

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  • Chur: Zunfthaus zur Rebleuten

    Yes, they grow wine in Graubünden: Zunfthaus zur Rebleuten is the name of this building and it was the guildhouse of the vinters once and it is a great restaurant nowadays.The building has some interesting detail in the facade but the most amazing thing for me was the fact that in that area they are really still growing wine and while driving up in...

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  • Chur: Oberer Spaniöl

    Oberer Spaniöl thats quite a strange name that does not tell me anything, but it is used for this building that you will find next to the steps taking you up to the "Hof" and opposite of the "Rhätisches Museum". Its one of there very few houses standing alone and not in a row like in the rest of the town. This house was built for Major Carl von...

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  • Chur: the ibex-fountain

    This IBEX-fountain is a sight that I found accidentally while walking through Chur. The Ibex is the symbol for the Kanton of Graubünden and you will also find it in the coat of arms there.In the mountains you will hardly ever be able to watch an ibex, as they are very shy and will run away as soon as they will smell or see human beeings.Its really...

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  • Chur: the townhall & the Pestalozza...

    The townhall of Chur was built in a special style that is quite unique and did not really show its real age to me. And so I was surprised to read that this building was rebuilt after a fire in 1464, so it must be at least 550 years old.Take a look at the unique doors and windows ! You will find the townhall in the predestrian zone of Chur !My last...

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  • St.Moritz-Bad: Chiesa San Carlo

    Chiesa San Carlo reminded me a lot of churches like you normally find them in Italy. This church is in a suburb of St.Moritz, that is called St.Moritz-Bad and you will pass by it, when driving towards the Malojapass. This church is beautifully lighted at night and you will see it from a big distance already, because it was built quite close to the...

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  • San Gotthard National museum

    Dont miss to take a look into the San Gotthard National museum on top of the Gotthard-pass, you will find it right opposite of the Hospiz. You will see various exhibits there about the early days of tourism in that area and about different kinds of transportations over the old Gotthard-passroad. A part of the museum is also dedicated to the...

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  • On Gotthard: Museo Forte Ospizio

    Switzerland was certainly the first country on earth that built modern fortresses INside of the mountains.Forte Ospizio was built in 1892 and it is a fortification that was built deep into the mountains around the Gotthard-pass. There are only some flat buildings, where you can enter, but the main part of it is inside the mountains. One of my...

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  • St. Moritz: The Hanselmann-house

    In my personal opinion the Hanselmann-house was the only building in St. Moritz that might make sense to mention here for its unique architecture. It is a well-known confectionary shop and the facade sticks out of the many modern and soulless buildings in the very centre of St.Moritz. You have to walk uphill in order to get there , next time I will...

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  • On Gotthard: General Alexandr Suvorov

    This is a funny sculpture about the russian General Alexandr Suvorov (* 24. November 1729 in Moskau; † 18. Mai 1800 in Sankt Petersburg). He conquered the Gotthardpass in September 24th, 1799 and this monument was placed there on a rock, take a closer look at his face, he looked a bit strange to me, more like a clown and not like a general at all,...

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  • Zernez: Center Cumünal & Morenturm

    In Zernez you will still see a lot of remains of the medieval townwalls and Morenturm is the name of the tower in my 2nd photo, "Tuor dals Mors" is the name of it in Romantsch. Center Cumünal is the local name for the Comunal centre, so in many cases you can guess what expressions might mean in Romantsch, but of course that will not work every...

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  • Zuoz: the old watermill

    This is the old watermill in the very centre of Zuoz and it looks great even when it is not used anymore nowadays. Next to this mill there is a garden with lots of goats that was funny to see and there is also the carpark, where I had parked my car. In order to see the most important buildings in the centre of Zuoz you should calculate at least...

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  • Samedan: Chesa Dusch & Chesa dals 3...

    Chesa Dusch is one of the first houses that you will get to, when you park your car outside of Samedan, close to the trainstation. In my last 2 photos : "Chesa dals 3 frers" this housename in Romantsch might mean "House of the 3 brothers" and it is in the centre of Samedan close to the main square. Driving inside of the town is not recommendable...

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  • La Punt Chamues-ch: Chesa Muntische &...

    Make a stop at the small village of La Punt Chamues-ch and take a look at these wonderful houses built in the traditional Engadiner style of farmhouses dating back to the 16th and 17th century. Most of these old houses have a housename starting with Chesa, thats the word of house in Romantsch, the local language of this part of Switzerland. But...

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  • La Punt Chamues-ch: Chesa Engel

    "La Punt Chamues-ch" what a strange name for a village, especially with the extra-ending -ch, but that is another example for the Romansh / Räthoromanisch language ! Chesa Engel in La Punt Chamues-ch is next to the big bridge over the river and it shows lovely details in the facades. Most of these houses date back to the 16th and 17th century and...

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  • Celerina/Schlarigna: Bel Taimpel

    Bel Taimpel is the local name for the church of Celerina/Schlarigna ! The church of Celerina/Schlarigna looks very impressive from the distance and newly renovated but when you get there the most interesting parts are the giant entrancegate with ornate woodcarvings and the pulpit, decorated by inlayed woods of different colors. Bel Taimpel is the...

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  • Celerina/Schlarigna: Chesa Monsch

    Chesa Monsch was in my personal feeling one of the most beautiful houses in the traditional style of Engadin in Celerina/Schlarigna. This wonderful building with an ornate facade dates back to the year 1406 and you will find it in Giassa de la Bauncha no.2. Streetnames and house-inscriptions are here mostly done in Rhaetoroman. Chesa means House...

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  • Celerina: San Gian

    San Gian is an old church that you will find a bit outside of the village of Celerina and you will see it also from the main road to St. Moritz. Unfortunately the church is normally locked except for certain festivities maybe. They have their own car-park and as this is one of the very few places that does not state "No Camping" I stayed there in...

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  • Andeer: a lot of great houses

    The tiny village of Andeer was a big surprise of me, when driving the upper Rhine-valley from Chur to San Bernhardino-pass. I had a lunchbreak there and was able to see some really great buildings in the typical style of this part of Switzerland. In my opinion the most beautiful of these houses is the one in my main photo with wonderful engravings...

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  • Pontresina: the old tower & the cemetery

    In Pontresina you will see an old tower,obviously the only remains of the medieval town-wall, next to the church of Sta. Maria. From Pontresina one of the passroads to Italy will start and such towers were also used to collect customs from the merchants passing by. And another interesting place to explore is closeby : the cemetery with graves of...

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  • Pontresina: The Doctor-House

    This big house in Pontresina is a very good excample for a typical house of the Engadin & Graubuenden. In my 2nd photo you will see the part of the house that was used in order to store wheat and other agricultural products in former centuries and now the former openings are covered by wood.My favorite detail of this building is the eagle that...

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  • Pontresina: The Museum Alpin

    Museum Alpin in Pontresina is inside of an old farmouse that is much older than its facade with wonderful engravings dating back to 1716. Inside the museum you will see some traditional interiors of Engadiner farmhouses, a collection of 133 local birds and you will also hear their voices. A part of the museum is for the wild-life in the alps, about...

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  • Chiesa Sta.Maria in Pontresina

    The tiny church of Sta.Maria in Pontresina dates back to the 13th century and inside it has some very interesting frescos in byzantinian style. Unfortunately I had been there at a time, when it was closed, but it looks interesting also from outside, including the cemetery around of it. Check the openingtimes below !Sta Maria chapel in Pontresina is...

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  • Funny activity in the Swiss Army

    Toboggan run for the braves... After climbing the steepest slope in the village, the motivation of the troops was at the max for a downhill session on home made toboggan (with dustbin bag...). A very funny way to relax!!! More taditionnal toboggans are available for renting and an official slope of 4km is waiting you...

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  • Badrutts Palace Hotel

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  • Hotel ABC

    Bahnhofstrasse, Chur, Grisons, CH-7000, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Belvedere

    Sehr gutes Essen, direkter Gang zum Thermalbad, modernisierte Zimmer in jedoch einem etwas älteren...

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  • Grischa - DAS Hotel Davos

    When we booked for an extra bed, we were expecting a deluxe room but pleasantly to our surprise, we...

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  • Grand Hotel Kronenhof

    Via Maestra Street, Pontresina, Grisons, CH-7504, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Albergo Croce Bianca

    Poschiavo, 7742, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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    Bad Ragaz, St. Gallen, CH-7310, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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    Valbella, 7077, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Flair Hotel Beau Sejour

    Promenade 96, Davos, Grisons, 7270, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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