• Winter auf der Lenzerheide in Graubünden
    Winter auf der Lenzerheide in Graubünden Photo: Andrin, Adobe Stock
  • Lagh de Calvaresc im Calancatal
    Lagh de Calvaresc im Calancatal Photo: Thomas Vielgut, Graubünden Ferien

Graubuenden

Graubünden, the land of the ibex, is worth a trip at any time of the year. In summer you can discover the incomparable region while hiking, climbing or biking. In winter, ski resorts, winter hiking trails, or snowshoe hikes invite you to an active vacation. During a guided tour of the village or while enjoying regional specialties on a sunny terrace you can end the day perfectly - the impressive mountain scenery of Graubünden is always in the background.

Outdooractive Editors  Verified partner 
Author of this page
LogoOutdooractive Editors

Destinations in the canton of Graubünden


Regions

Show Map

Attractions in the canton of Graubünden


Winter hiking in Graubünden

Winter hikes in Bregaglia

Im Bergell wird das Winterwandern zum Erlebnis. Die Weiten, welche sich bei einem Spaziergang über die Engadiner Seen eröffnen, befreien den Geist. Weiter unten im Tal auf dem Sentiero Segantini kannst du den Spuren des Künstlers Giovanni Segantini folgen.

Winter hikes in Davos Klosters

The famous Swiss Alpine metropolis of Davos is the highest city in Europe, while Klosters is an idyllic mountain village with beautiful chalets. Together they form a unique holiday region with incomparable charm in the midst of a fascinating mountain world.

Winter hikes in Engadin St. Moritz

Beim Winterwandern in der Ferienregion Engadin erlebt ihr die tief verschneite Landschaft auf der sonnigen Seite der Alpen. Mit jedem Schritt taucht ihr weiter in ein malerisches Winterparadies ein, dass euch atemberaubende Panoramen auf die Oberengadiner Berg- und Seenwelt bietet.

Winter hikes in Surselva

Träumst du von knirschendem Schnee unter deinen Winterschuhen und frischer Winterbergluft? Fesselt dich der Anblick des glitzernden Schnees, wenn die Sonnenstrahlen darüber tanzen? Oder ist es die Ruhe in der verschneiten Winterlandschaft, die dich verzaubert?

Winter hikes in the Viamala

Wer die Natur in Ruhe geniessen will, kann dies auf den bestens präparierten Winterwanderwegen in der Ferienregion Viamala tun. Mit leichten bis anspruchsvollen Touren bieten sich vielfältige Möglichkeiten, die Umgebung zu entdecken.

Land of the Steinbock (Ibex)

Over 600 lakes, almost 1000 mountain peaks and numerous valleys make Graubünden a popular vacation region. A dreamlike landscape, where you can easily forget everyday life and let your soul wander, with a tremendous number of activities that are sure to inspire every outdoor enthusiast.

Not only a paradise-like landscape, but also an exciting history can be found in Graubünden. On top of that, Graubünden is the only region in Switzerland with three official languages: German, Italian and Romansh. The capital of the region is the city of Chur.

Graubünden is also known for its abundance of wild game: Deer, chamois and especially ibex are numerous here. No wonder that the latter is also immortalized on the coat of arms of Graubünden.

The bronze guardian of Graubünden on Piz Nair
Photo: Felix, Adobe Stock

Even in winter, nothing stands in the way of real outdoor fun. More than 40 ski areas invite skiers and snowboarders to exciting downhill runs. Cross-country ski trails across the high valleys or toboggan runs down the mountain provide plenty of fun. Those who like it a little more quiet can explore the region on snowshoes or skis - or simply relax on a winter hike.

Whether quiet or in the middle of the hustle and bustle, high up or near the lake, in the summer sun or in the snow - outdoor sports enthusiasts are spoiled in Graubünden!

Excursion destinations: Unspoiled nature or tourist hustle and bustle

Alpine Marmot
Alpine Marmot
Photo: been.there.recently, Adobe Stock

Swiss National Park in the Engadine

The Swiss National Park, the oldest national park in the Alps and Central Europe, is located in the Engadine Dolomites in Graubünden. Founded back in 1914, it has a unique variety of animal and plant species on an area of 170 square kilometers. You can explore them on a network of hiking trails of about 100 kilometers.

The mountain park is located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 3,200 meters - when it comes to hiking, there is a wide choice of easy routes or more challenging ones. Chamois, ibex and marmots can be easily observed in the national park. In addition, there is a lot of information about the Swiss National Park in the National Park Center.

St. Moritz

You will find a change from the untouched nature in St. Moritz: This vacation destination is completely focused on people. In addition to exclusive hotels, you will find casinos and golf courses, among other things. Moreover, St. Moritz has hosted the Winter Olympics twice - even today you will find numerous offers for skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing or activities on the lake, which is usually frozen over in winter.

Castles and fortresses

Besides beautiful nature, Graubünden also has numerous historical buildings to offer. Castle Riom, the castle complex Hohen Rätien or castle Haldenstein are just a few destinations for hobby historians. The former border Altfinstermünz is excitingly situated in the Finstermünzschlucht. And Ehrenfels Castle is now used as a youth hostel.

Discover Graubünden by rail

One of the most comfortable methods of travel is undoubtedly the train. And in Graubünden in particular, the train ride is well worth it. In fact, the railroad line through the Albula Valley is considered one of the most beautiful in the world - and has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. For more than 100 years, rails have led over the Bernina Pass and along the steeply sloping Schin Gorge, through dense forest and over viaducts. The 122-kilometer route between Thusis and Tirano blends amazingly well with the wild natural landscape - and offers plenty of opportunities for breathtaking photos from the train carriage.

So an excursion with the Rhaetian Railway, the "Little Red One," is highly recommended in Graubünden. Just hop on and ride directly to the glacier with fabulous views!

The "Little Red One" near Filisur
Photo: Marco, Adobe Stock

Localization

Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language