The Golden Season.

7 Destinations for Autumn Excursions

Autumn days are shorter than those of summer, but they are no less beautiful here in Graubünden: The forests turn golden in Engadine, there is loud flirting in the Swiss National Park and Bergell celebrates its queen.
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Aussicht auf den Silsersee

Hiking. Colour Explosion in Engadine

Yellow larches, blue water and white mountain peaks - the most beautiful way to discover the Engadine’s colourful autumn landscape is on a hike, such as along the Via Engiadina.

Yellow larches, blue water and white mountain peaks - the most beautiful way to discover the Engadine’s colourful autumn landscape is on a hike, such as along the Via Engiadina.

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Hotel Longhin

Accommodation. Hotel Longhin

Hotel rooms, holiday flats and a restaurant are hidden inside the individualistic building. Your host, Dominik Leinenbacher, stands behind the cooker. His specialities: Risotto and cordon bleu.

Hotel rooms, holiday flats and a restaurant are hidden inside the individualistic building, which looks like a large rock. Your host, Dominik Leinenbacher, stands behind the cooker. His specialities: Risotto and cordon bleu filled with gorgonzola and sweet chestnuts.

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Hirsch im Schweizer Nationalpark

Animals. When the Stags Flirt Loudly

In September the stags in the Swiss National Park vie for the favour of their cows through their loud bellowing. The best place to witness this animal spectacle is in Val Trupchun.

In September the stags in the Swiss National Park vie for the favour of their cows through their loud bellowing. The best place to witness this animal spectacle is in Val Trupchun.

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Parkhütte Varusch

Accommodation. The Varusch Park Lodge

This rustic mountain inn is located at the entrance to Val Trupchun. Overnight stays are in simple double rooms or out in the camp. With a bit of luck you will be able to watch marmots.

This rustic mountain inn is located at the entrance to Val Trupchun and it is surrounded by nothing but nature. Overnight stays are in simple double rooms or out in the camp and with a bit of luck you will be able to watch marmots from the terrace.

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7132 Therme (Foto: © Jeremy Mason McGraw)

Wellness. Water from Above, Water from Below

There is nothing better than diving into a pool on rainy autumn days. Such as in the 30°C warm water of Therme 7132 in Vals; which was built by the architect Peter Zumthor.

There is nothing better than diving into a pool on rainy autumn days. Such as in the 30°C warm water of Therme 7132 in Vals; which was built by the architect Peter Zumthor.

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Kuma Room im 7132 Hotel Vals

Accommodation. 7132 House of Architects

This unique hotel unites architects Peter Zumthor, Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando and Thom Mayne under one roof. Each of them has designed one or two rooms in their own style.

This unique hotel unites architects Peter Zumthor, Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando and Thom Mayne under one roof. Each of them has designed one or two rooms in their own style.

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Auf der Suche nach Kastanien

Chestnuts. A Festival that Honours the «Queen Of Bergell»

The largest chestnut groves in Europe can be found between Soglio and Castasegna. In October, the harvesting of the prickly fruit is celebrated with the «Chestnut festival» during the whole month. 

The largest chestnut groves in Europe can be found between Soglio and Castasegna. In October, the harvesting of the prickly fruit is celebrated with the «Chestnut festival» - which lasts for a whole month.

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Zimmer im Bed & Breakfast Pontisella Stampa

Accommodation. B&B Pontisella

Minimalist design meets historic walls and rustic panelling in the old patrician house. Each of the four rooms is furnished differently and named after a garden herb.

Minimalist design meets historic walls and rustic panelling in the old patrician house. Each of the four rooms is furnished differently and named after a garden herb.

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Nostalgiezug auf dem Wiesener Viadukt

Railway. Journey through Time on Rails

The nostalgic train runs through the Zügen gorge between Filisur and Davos. Travelling by train becomes an experience in the 100-year-old carriages pulled by «Crocodile», a cult locomotive.

The nostalgic train runs through the Zügen gorge between Filisur and Davos four times a day. Travelling by train becomes an experience in the 100-year-old carriages pulled by «Crocodile», a cult locomotive.

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Zimmer im Hotel Bellevue in Davos

Accommodation. Hotel Bellevue

This hotel did not get its name by chance: the view of the Tinzenhorn and the other peaks in Parc Ela is truly stunning. They are best enjoyed from the sunny terrace.

This hotel did not get its name by chance: the view of the Tinzenhorn and the other peaks in Parc Ela is truly stunning. They are best enjoyed from the sunny terrace.

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Rebberge vor der Büdner Herrschaft

Wine. On Wheels through Rebberge

In autumn the Graubünden authority's vineyards can be seen in their most beautiful red garb. The best way to explore the wine villages of Malans, Jenins, Maienfeld and Fläsch is by bike.

In autumn the Graubünden authority's vineyards can be seen in their most beautiful red garb. The best way to explore the wine villages of Malans, Jenins, Maienfeld and Fläsch is by bike.

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Hotel Weiss Kreuz

Accommodation. Hotel Weiss Kreuz

The «Weiss Kreuz» is the right address for connoisseurs and gourmets. Its cuisine has an excellent reputation and its wine cellar is richly stocked. There are four rooms for overnight guests.

The «Weiss Kreuz» is the right address for connoisseurs and gourmets. Its cuisine has an excellent reputation and its wine cellar is richly stocked. There are four rooms for overnight guests.

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Palpuognasee

Mountain Lakes. An Idyllic Spot on the Albula Pass

There are more than 1000 lakes in Graubünden. One of the most beautiful is Lake Palpuogna, which is surrounded by larches. It’s only half an hour's walk from the train station in Preda.

There are more than 1000 lakes in Graubünden. One of the most beautiful is Lake Palpuogna, which is surrounded by larches. And it's easy to reach: It’s only half an hour's walk from the train station in Preda.

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Kurhaus Bergün
Kurhaus Bergün

Accommodation. Bergün Spa Hotel

The art-nouveau charm of the building, which is over 100-years old, has been preserved to this day in the entrance hall, the rooms and the sky-blue ballroom. The spa hotel recently opened a new spa.

The art-nouveau charm of the building, which is over 100-years old, has been preserved to this day in the entrance hall, the rooms and the sky-blue ballroom. The spa hotel recently opened a new spa with a hot tub and a sauna.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Mountain Villages

Our region has many picturesque villages. More than 15,000 people participated in the selection of the most beautiful mountain villages in Graubünden.

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Waldhaus Flims Spa outside
The 10 Most Beautiful Spa Hotels

From the hamam at the Schweizerhof Hotel to the wellness grotto at the Madrisajoch Hotel: if you are looking for peace and quiet, Graubünden has a lot to offer.

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Zwei Wanderer auf der Alp Flix
The 10 Most Beautiful Hikes

11,000 kilometres of marked trails await hikers. With so much to offer, it's hard to pick a hike. Here you can find the ten most beautiful tours in the region.