Switzerland's "Grand Canyon" is an impressive natural setting that can be explored by train, on foot, by bike or on the Rhine.
What began as the Flims landslide has now become a unique natural backdrop: 10,000 years ago, 10 billion cubic metres of rock thundered into the valley. Since then, the Rhine has carved a path through the bedrock between Ilanz and Reichenau. The result is a ravine that is justly referred to as the Swiss Grand Canyon. The bizarre stone formations bordered by pine tree captivate train passengers, ramblers, mountain bikers and river rafters from around the world.
Several panorama platforms along the forge, such as "Il Spir" in Conn or "Zault" near Bonaduz allow for breathtaking views over the Rhine gorge, called "Ruinaulta" in Romansh. The Rhine Gorge lies just outside the gates of the Alpine City, easily accessible from Chur by public transport.