Graubünden is Switzerland’s largest and eastern most canton, located in the south eastern corner and bordering Austria and Liechtenstein in the north and east, and Italy in the east and south. It’s Switzerland’s biggest holiday region with world-famous resorts such as St. Moritz in the Engadin Valley, Davos and Klosters, but it also is home to small, historic Alpine villages and valleys. Graubünden means towering mountains and wild mountain goats, it’s Heidi’s home and the source of the Rhine river, and Graubünden offers a unique range of highlights and experiences for young and old – a paradise for winter and summer sports, wellness and spas, railway trips, art and culture.
The capital is the ancient Chur which is Switzerland’s oldest city and has existed since Roman times; it’s a small city with a fully cobbled and painted shuttered old quarter. To this day, Chur is a commercial centre and the gateway to the Grisons mountains:
The Engadin is the valley of the River Inn from its headwaters at the Maloja Pass running northeast until the Inn flows into Austria one hundred kilometers downstream. There are more than a dozen mountain villages in the Engadin that are welcoming visitors, and there’s the one and only St. Moritz, the famous spa resort and winter sports destination. Originally well known for its healing mineral springs, St. Moritz gained world-wide recognition after hosting the 1928 and 1948 Olympic Winter Games, and ever since has been a premium vacation spot of the rich and famous. Therefore, St. Moritz is often called an Alpine metropolis offering numerous luxury hotels, spas and upscale shops, but also an appealing combination of an unspoiled natural environment, cultural activities, a wide variety of attractive events, sports possibilities, 322 sunshine days yearly and a relaxing atmosphere.
While the Engadin Valley with its resorts, villages and hamlets in the Upper and the Lower Engadin is a popular tourism region, there are further well-known locations such as Klosters and the Landwasser Valley with Davos which located at 1,560 m (5,117 ft asl), is the highest town in the Alps. Davos is well known as a high-altitude health resort with a long tradition, and is renowned above all as a conference centre hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January, and a major winter and summer sports destination with an international flavor and a huge range of activities.
Visit St Moritz
Take a trip up Mount Corvatsch or Diavolezza
Spend some time in the Swiss National Park
Visit the Rhine Gorge
Explore the Morteratsch Glacier
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