Kanton Graubünden/Grischun Things to Do

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Kanton Graubünden/Grischun Things to Do

  • Muottas Muragl

    A spectacular place to enjoy the Engadine region is the panoramic view from Muottas Muragl. Reachable by funicular from Punt Muragl, itself reachable by train or bus, there are a number of short and long trails to get a complete Alp-aholic fix on a clear day. At the top station, there is a restaurant and mountain hotel (renovated since we last...

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  • Chur: the Hof

    The "Hof" of Chur is the former court of the bishop and it looks like a large fortress on a small hill above the old town of Chur. The main entrance for pedestrians is through the stairs that you can see in my main photo. Inside the Hof you will also find the cathedral of Chur and it is really worth seeing ! It will take about 30 minutes to walk...

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  • Chur: my favorite building

    This is the most beautiful house-facade in Chur in my opinion, it is "just" a bakery and cafe and when you are walking in the old part of Chur and take a closer look at all the buildings you will find many similar buildings with unique engravings and frescoes. Many of them also have a lot of italien influences like the facade of this building, that...

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  • Chur: St. Martin Church

    St.Martin church is a protestant church and therefore the interior is not so very much decorated like catholic churches normally are, but at least this church has some very nice stained glass windows with great decorations and its tower looks very impressive as well. The area around of the church is the oldest part of the town and you will find a...

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  • Chur: take a walk in the old town

    It is in fact very easy to explore the old city of Chur even when you are just changing trains in Chur. Calculate maybe 2-3 hours in order to see most of the interesting details, or maybe 60 min in order to get a first impression !The station is in walking-distance to the old city. Most of the streets will have cobbled stones, so it might make...

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  • Chur: inside the Hof

    This is the innercourt of the so-called "Hof" that once used to be the seat of the Bishop of Chur. And there is a large square with many interesting buildings and also the cathedral and the old cemetery of Chur. In former times this was certainly a fortress, built on a perfect place in order to defend the village against invaders.

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  • Chur: the cathedral

    Walk through the gate of the upper town of Chur and you will get to this cathedral that is without doubt one of the most beautiful catholic churches in Switzerland in my opinion and it dates back to a time, when the bishop of Chur was one of the most powerful bishops in Europe and he ruled over an area that reached also far into Austria and...

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  • Chur: The Post-office

    The city of Chur has without doubt some of the most beautiful post-offices in Switzerland. It has some really great frescoes at its facade, so dont miss to walk there and take a look ! You will find this beautiful building close to the main shopping-street of Chur, and opposite of the Art Nouveau building for the Graubündner Kantionalbank, that I...

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  • Chur: the Obertor

    Obertor is the name of the upper towngate, in the south of the town. In medieval times this gate was one of the very few places to enter the town of Chur, and the gate was closed and locked all night. Nowadays its still a great place to enter the narrow streets of the old town,where you will find many streets with just a pedestrian area. And when...

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  • Davos: The Kurpark

    In a certain way the Kurpark was my favorite place in Davos, it was bought by the city of Davos in 1913 and was left more or less like it was, so dont expect a constructed park, but a natural piece of land with partly meadows and partly woods. There are some monuments as well there and a waterwell serving fresh mountainwater free of charge all day...

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  • St. Moritz

    There are lots of rich and famous people spending their vacations in St. Moritz each year, BUT for me the town of St.Moritz is really not worth visiting at all !So far I really enjoyed every town of Switzerland except for St. Moritz, that was a really big disappointment for me.This town simply does not have any character in architecture for me, it...

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  • Muottas Muragl

    This is a great viewpoint, it is called "Muottas Muragl" and you will find it in a distance of just 4km from St.Moritz. The funicular will take you up there in summer and in wintertime. The station of the MMB (Muottas Muragl Bahn) is just about 2km from Pontresina and in my main photo you will see the village Celerina Schlarigna in the foreground...

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  • Samedan: Chesa Bodmer

    Chesa Bodmer is my favorite house in Samedan and it dates back to the year 1585. The backpart of the building used to be the shed and the stables and in my last photo you can see how this part of the house is mostly transfered into a modern appartment in many such old farmbuildings in the Engadin.Engadin by the way is the name of a valley that is...

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  • Diavolezza

    Diavolezza with a hight of 2978 m above sealevel is one of the best places to go to by cablecar, summer and winter. And even in summer the glacier gets pretty close to the upper station of the cablecar. They have a good restaurant there, it is shown in my main photo. (see my restaurant-tips for more details). You can get to the cablecar also by...

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  • Passo del Bernina / the Bernina-pass

    This is Passo del Bernina / the Bernina-pass and the highest place of the passroad in a hight of 2330 meters above sealevel. There is a hospiz, a hotel and restaurant, a large carpark and a great mountain-scenery including some smaller mountain-lakes. From Bernina Pass it is only a few km left to the italian border, that is no Schengen-border...

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  • Bernina - passroad

    Yes, Bernina is mainly a scenic passroad, even though most people think it is just the name of a sewing-machine ;-)Bernina is a passroad in the south-east of Switzerland with a lot of mountains that will also be covered by snow in summertime. The road starts in Pontresina and takes you up gently to Passo del Bernina with a hight of 2330 meters...

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  • The Maloja - pass

    The Maloja - pass is 1815 meters / 5955 feet above sealevel and when coming from St. Moritz the road is totally flat and you will be surprised when coming to the highest point of that passroad without any place to drive steeply uphill first. Obviously the road is going down steeply in the other direction,towards Chiavenna in Italy.I did not go...

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  • For all fans of HEIDI: Maienfeld

    Maienfeld is a small village close to Vaduz and Johanna Spyri, the author of "Heidi" was there often on vacations. There is a "Heidiland" there now with a small museum that is quite interesting because it shows the interesting interior of an old farmhouse and from there you can walk uphill to various different stations that might have inspired...

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  • Hike from Alp Grüm to Ospizio Bernina

    Many tourists pay a fortune to see the sights along the Bernina Express. But if you happen to be staying in the area, you can see the best of this train route on foot, and possibly for free.Arguably the best section of the Bernina Express is the Lago Bianco area between Ospizio Bernina and Alp Grüm. What many people don't know is that you can hike...

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  • Alp Languard

    In my opinion, the sesselbahn (chairlift) is a rare and disappearing thrill in the Alps: you get strapped into a chair suspended high above the valley floor, and you're slowly lifted (or dropped) to your destination, with nothing between you and the scenery. Of course, this is a double-edged sword should you be caught in a cloudburst, but the...

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  • Go skiing to Brigels/Breil!!!

    Brigels ski area have large slopes not too step and it is a real pleasure to practice a carving session there. Average difficulty is easy - medium. 3 chairlifts and 4 T-bar lifts head you to more than 75km of well prepared slopes... The relax areas (apline restaurants and bars) for lunch or après ski are warm and well organized. So no worries to...

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  • Visit the Swiss National Park!

    If you like mountain hiking and want to be sure to see wildlife, and maybe even get some additional information - don't miss the Schweizerischer Nationalpark.It is situated in the Engadin near Zernez, where there is also the information center.Animals to be seen are the ibex (capricorn), eagles, alpine marmots, red deer and a lot more.The first...

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  • Diavolezza

    A spectacular destination in the area is the top station of the Diavolezza cable car, just outside of Pontresina. The cable car is easily accessible by road or by train. As you make your way to the top, you will be treated with some fantastic scenery. The top is likely to be covered with snow, even during the summer, so be sure to bring sunscreen,...

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  • Hike to Alp Languard

    One of the best walks in the area is the hike from Muottas Muragl to Alp Languard. Do be aware you will need good hiking boots, even in summer, as parts of the trail are snow-covered much of the year. While it is not a difficult hike, the trail is narrow in places, and could provide problems for those with a fear of heights. That said, this 2-hour...

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  • Go skiing to Arosa!!!

    Higher is better... From Arosa 1800m go up to the Weisshorn at 2653m and enjoy the incredible 360degrees panorama on the Alps. Do not forget to get a drink and relax in a chairlift under some palm trees to enjoy the way dowm on your surf or skis.If snow coverage is sufficient you could ski/surf anywhere on the ski area without problem.I was here...

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  • Go skiing to Laax!!!

    A great snowy arena, which offer more than 220km of well grommed slopes. The Vorab Glacier let you discover perpetual snow from 2670 to 3018meters absl.Laax is the Mecca for snowboarders, all cable cars (9) and chairlifts (8) are modern and efficient. Most of the ski area (70%) is above 2000m so no snow coverage problem as the snow making system is...

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  • Sils-Baselgia "Chaste"

    The Chaste is a half peninsula island at the "Silsersee". It has a beautiful track around and you may hop from bench to bench and enjoy the view into Val Fex, Isola and Piz Margna. Go quite, for you might spot some dears. In the summer you can dip in the Silsersee. The Silsersee, for me the nicest of all Engadin lakes!

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  • Morteratch Glacier

    When the train leave the pass, it start to go down from the mountains and to arrive to Saint Moritz. During the descent you can see on your left the fantastic Morteratch Glacier, the biggest glacier of Retic Switzerland. Here there is the station of Morteratch and from there you can start some nice walking into the forest and to see the glacier....

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  • Celerina: S.Gian Church

    In the middle way from Ponrtesina to Saint Moritz, there is the station of Celerina. This is the last station before Saint Moritz. The Church of S.Gian is the Symbol of the town and of all the Engedina. It has got a Romanic architecture with two tower bell: one bilt in 16th century and one without roof because a lightnining fall down in 1861. It is...

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  • Saint Moritz

    FInally, after about three hours of journey you arrive to the nice town of Saint Moritz. Here you can do fantasctic walking around the lake or to climb the mountains. More informations about it on my Saint Moritz page

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  • Pontresina

    In this nice town you can start fantasting walking into the forest and in the many paths all around the town. In Pontresina you can see many things. The pentagonal 13th-century Spaniola tower, a dwelling tower and home of the de Pont Zarasino rulers.Old Engadine houses from the 17th century with sgraffiti muralsthe Punt Ota and Roseg bridges (18th...

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  • Bernina Pass: Piz Palu

    During the trip in the Bernina Pass you can see some highest mountains of Alps like Piz Bernina (4049 m), Piz Palu (3905 m), Piz Lagalb (2959 m) and Diavolezza (2953 m)

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  • Bernina Pass

    In the Bernina Pass you can see two lake: White Lake that go in Italy into Adda River, and Black Lake that go toward Black Sea. A great landscape!!!

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  • Bernina Pass

    After a long climb, finally the train reach the fantastic Bernina Pass where there are glaciers and eternal snow. During the summer season you can find always the snow. From the station of Ospizio Bernina you can walking in this fantastic place.

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  • Cavaglia

    The train climbing the mountains and after to leave Valposchiavo you can see Cavaglia (1693 metres over sea level). Here you can see an ice lake and nice mountains cover by snow.

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  • Cavaglia

    The train climbing the mountains and after to leave Valposchiavo you can see Cavaglia (1693 metres over sea level). Here you can see an ice lake and nice mountains cover by snow.

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  • Poschiavo Valley

    From Poschiavo (1014 m), the Bernina Express starts to climb the mountains untill Ospizio Bernina (2253 m). Noe you can see a fantastic view over the Poschiavo Valley!! It's a really a great experience!!!

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  • Poschiavo: S.Carlo Church

    Few metres after you leave the Poschiavo downtown you can see on your right the nice church of S.Carlo. It is a typical example of Swiss architecture!!!

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  • Poschiavo

    Near the fantastic lake, there is the town of Poschiavo. This town give the name to the valley and to the lake. Here you can see very nice old houses, good hotels and very nice restaurants. From Poschiavo you can start the walking on the mountains around the town and the valley and you can explore fantastic place and to discover old places like...

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  • Lake of Poschiavo

    The rail trip on Bernina Express go on and after the station of Brusio you can see the wonderful Lake of Poschiavo. This lake offer fantastic landscape: if the day is fine you can see the mountains reflect themself over the lake. During the summer season you can windsurfing and fishing. From its coast you can see a wonderful landscape of the Valley...

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  • Brusio

    Brusio is a very nice town. Here you can see the Viaduct of Bernina Expree, Besta House and churches. Besta House is a old house bult in 1730 by Michele Marlianico. After many years the house was ereditate by Besta's family. Inside it has got a meeting room with very fine decorations.The Catholic Church of Brusio (1610-1617) is dedicate to...

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  • Viaduct of Brusio

    The fantastic journey on Bernina Express start from Tirano. After some kilometres inside Switzerland, the first great thing that you can see is the Viaduct of Brusio: a grat elicoidal bridge!! It's fantastic to see it from the train.

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Kanton Graubünden/Grischun Hotels

  • Badrutts Palace Hotel

    While walking through the grand lobby early one morning, I observed a staff member on his hands and...

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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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