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If you need an excuse to come to Graubünden on holiday, here are five reasons to make the trip – from traditional Alpine culture to superb sights and iconic train rides. Whatever the time of year, you'll be glad you came!

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Take the train

Hopping on a train is a brilliantway to get around. Don’t miss an unforgettable adventure on the Rhaetian Railway. Its 384km route is UNESCO World Heritage-listed, and the Glacier Express is widely regarded as one of the best ways to see the Swiss countryside. It begins its 7.5hour journey in St Moritz, Davos or Chur and crosses 300 bridges and over the 2,033 Oberalp Pass to Zermatt.

 

Two feet or two wheels!

In Graubünden, every path leads to holiday happiness, and hiking or biking is the best way to experience nature up close. With more than 11,000km of marked hiking paths and 4,000km of cycle and bike trails, there is a suitable route for everyone.

Discover spectacular alpine landscapes, magnificent views, and unique ecosystems. Pass through ancient forests and over majestic mountains, through quaint villages and sunny palazzi, past farmhouses, chapels and churches. Stop off at mountain restaurants with stunning Alpine views and enjoy delicious mountain cuisine.

 

Authentic Alpine culture

Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, and the capital of Graubünden, makes the perfect holiday base. Get a whiff of history at the 800-year-old Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption and a glass of wine from the episcopal vineyard. With Roman,
German and Italian influences, the culture is a true melting pot of cuisines and ncustoms.

 

Spa lover's paradise

With a choice of over 60 wellness and spa hotels, GraubÜnden is the ideal destination for a pampering break. Its spas and thermal baths combine tradition, comfort and modern design, set amidst some of Europe’s most wonderful natural scenery, with water fed from sources that for centuries have been recognised for their healing effects.

 

World-class winter sports

Fly down immaculate pistes at some of the Alps’ most famous ski resorts, such as sophisticated Davos Klosters, stylish Engadin St. Moritz, exuberant Laax, and classic Arosa Lenzerheide. With 2,200km of ski runs across 40 ski areas, Graubünden is a snowy-paradise for winter sports. Enjoy the thrill of riding a toboggan down the famous Cresta Run, or the serene pleasure of a snowshoe walk through silent forests.

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