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Viamala gorge

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  • Viamala-Schlucht im Winter
    Viamala-Schlucht im Winter
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Visit the Viamala Canyon and experience this impressive monument for yourself.

Carved through the massive cliffs thousands of years ago by glacial ice and the waters of the Rhine (Hinterrhein), the Viamala Canyon still contains living evidence of its fascinating history for you to discover today. Well worth a visit, even in bad weather!

- Visitor centre in the heart of the Gorge
- Truly incredible natural monument
- 359 step staircase to the canyon centre
- Millennia-old swirl potholes
- Up to 300 m high sheer cliffs
- Spectacular bridge constructions

Group Guided Tours*
Available according to individual requirements when booked in advance.
Duration: approx. 1 hour. Max. 30 people per guide.
Price: CHF 120.00 excl. entrance ticket.

*Payment in cash (CHF or EUR).

Opening hours

The Viamala Gorge is open from 1 April to 1 November as follows:

1 - 30 April
daily 9 AM - 6 PM*

May - September
daily 8 AM - 7 PM*

1 October - 1 November
daily 9 AM - 6 PM*

* Gorge access until 30 minutes before closing.


Individual Ticket Prices*
Adults CHF 6.00, Children (aged 6 - 16) CHF 4.00

Group Ticket Prices (10 or more people)*
Adults CHF 4.00, Children (aged 6 - 16) CHF 3.00

*Payment in cash (CHF or EUR) or with all common electronic payment methods


Public transport

How to get there by public Transport / PostAuto
Get off at the «Zillis, Viamala-Schlucht» bus stop

Getting there

How to get there by road
- from the north take the A13 / E43 towards San Bernardino, exit at junction 23, signposted «Viamala P»
- from the south take the A13 / E43 towards Thusis, exit at junction 25, signposted «Zillis Viamala»


Limited parking available at the visitor centre.


2'753'731E 1'169'879N
46.662434, 9.447487
46°39'44.8"N 9°26'51.0"E
32T 534234 5167750
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 622 m
Descent 372 m

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