Best known for its untouched natural alpine beauty, its robust mountain lifestyle, and its rustic mountain cabins, the Grisons are home to some of the most exciting skiing areas in all of Europe: St. Moritz, Scuol, Arosa, Davos, Lenzerheide and Laax.

In the summer months, the Grisons is very popular for sports such as biking, hiking and golf. Motorcyclists enjoy the popular mountain pass roads such as the San Bernardino, Splügen, Julier, Lukmanier, and Oberalp, which snake their way through grassy alpine meadows and famous Swiss cows. Nature destinations such as Parc Ela or the Surselva (Rhine ravine) resemble a fairy tale forest with babbling mountain brooks, beautiful mountain flowers, and vast carpets of ferns. Anyone who has experienced their first alpine sky, glowing with the color of sunrise or sunset, will not want to leave the Grisons any time soon.

Facts worth knowing:

  • Surface area: 7' 106 km2
  • In surface area the largest canton out of 26 cantons in Switzerland
  • Number of inhabitants: 192' 600 and thus the most thinly settled canton of Switzerland
  • 615 lakes, over 900 mountain summits and 150 valleys
  • Typical mountain country and high plateaus
  • Over a quarter of the surface area is forested (26,7%)
  • Fields, meadows, fruit orchards and vineyards
  • Tourism: 30% of the people employed in Graubünden
  • Adjacent regions/cantons: Engadin, Tessin, Glarus, St. Gallen, Uri
  • Animals: Stone eagle, bearded vulture, chamois, ibex or capricorn, marmot, deer
  • Vineyards and fruit orchards: Maienfeld, Domleschg
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