Alpine valleys descending from high mountains. Rivers in every conceivable direction. German, Romansh and Italian in a single canton.
Graubünden has every colour: Red for the Rhätische Bahn railway, yellow for the postal buses, blue for its 615 lakes and the skies above 150 valleys, green for forests and pastures, golden brown for larch trees in autumn, grey for castles and rocks, and white for snow and ice.
Choose red to take the Rhätische Bahn to Klosters, Davos, Arosa, St. Moritz, the Surselva region, the Engadine and Valposchiavo. Choose yellow and see Savognin and the Müstair valley, Lenzerheide, and the Mesolcina and Bregaglia valleys by postal bus. Pick grey for climbing a sheer rock face, and white for storming peaks and traversing glaciers. Or simply sit down on a patch of green and enjoy azure skies above.
Take a paraglider taxi through the air wearing skis, join high altitude ski tours that bring you closer to the heavens. Float quietly across snowed-in valleys in a hot-air balloon, discovering the many faces of nature in the different kinds of countryside.
Have a professional take you down the St. Moritz Olympic bobsled run. Toboggan from Preda to Bergün or brave a glacier downhill run on the Diavolez… Who doesn’t dream of adventures such as these? Whether skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or taking a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh, everything is possible in Graubünden’s winter sports areas with their guaranteed favourable snow conditions. Would you like to enjoy a gourmet treat away from the crowds? Learn about the rich culture of Switzerland’s holiday corner and its capital of Chur or relax in a traditional spa? Try Telemark skiing, parabol skiing or snow golf – putting a red ball on a white ‘green’? In Graubünden, it’s yours for the asking. We promise to take excellent care of you and our most precious resource – the environment
With regards to winter sports, Graubünden has always been ahead of its time. 150 years ago the first winter guests came to Davos to take in the fresh air and seek treatment at the high altitude. Back then, the legendary hotelier Johannes Badrutt from St. Moritz had a clever idea and convinced his British summer guests to participate in a bet to persuade them of the benefits of winter in the Engadine valley. He challenged them to return during the winter and if they didn’t like it, he would cover their travel costs. The rest is history: the guests stayed until Easter and established winter tourism with their visionary host. The fascination of Graubünden’s mountains remains the same to this day: still original and authentic – and always visionary.