Graubünden: Places to Explore

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  • Arosa

    Thanks to its altitude of 5,900 feet, Arosa is a well-known year-round sports center, offering brisk hiking, paragliding, and other activities in summer, and a long skiing or snowboarding season...

  • Chur

    A small city of almost 37,000, with a modern downtown and a busy rail crossroad, the cantonal capital is the oldest continuously settled site north of the Alps. Discoveries of Stone Age tools...

  • Davos

    At 5,116 feet, this highest "city" (stretching the definition) in Europe is good for cold-weather sports even in the soggiest of winters. Davos is famous for its ice sports and skiing, and almost...

  • Guarda

    The former main road through the Inn Valley (Engadine) was higher up on the slopes than today's road. It passed through Guarda, one of a pleasant chain of small villages that includes Ardez and...

  • Klosters

    At one time simply a group of hamlets, Klosters has become a small but chic resort, made up mostly of weathered-wood and white-stucco chalets. Author Peter Viertel and his wife, actress Deborah...

  • Maienfeld

    Above this graceful little village full of fountains, vineyards, and old stucco houses, the Zürich author Johanna Spyri set Heidi, the much-loved children's story of an orphan growing up with her...

  • Parc Naziunal Svizzer

    The Swiss National Park is a magnificent federal preserve of virtually virgin wilderness teeming with local wildlife.

  • Pontresina

    On a south-facing shelf along the Flaz Valley, Pontresina is a beautiful resort town. It grew by converting its farmhouses to pensions and hotels for use by summer tourists. Today its climbing...

  • Scuol and Tarasp-Vulpera

    The villages of Scuol and Tarasp-Vulpera effectively form one large resort, although a car or bus is needed to travel between the two. The area owes its popularity to the 20 mineral springs...

  • St. Moritz

    Who put the ritz in St. Moritz? Undoubtedly, St. Moritz's reputation was made by the people who go there and who have been going there, generation after generation, since 1864, when hotelier...

  • Zernez

    This friendly little crossroads, the last town before the higher valley of the Inn, lies along the route over the Ofen Pass to the Val Müstair and Italy. Serious hikers sporting loden hats,...

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