In addition to the untouched nature, wildlife observation is one of the highlights while visiting Graubünden. Especially during the early summer, many animals can be observed since they will retreat into the high mountains later during the year, says the National Park guard Fadri Bott. And he also reveals how to best observe animals and where the best places are to do so.
The chance to observe wildlife during a hike in Graubünden is great throughout the canton. It just takes a little luck and patience. However, to get very close to animals in the wild, the National Park is one of the best places in the Alps. That is possible because there are very clear rules that visitors have to follow. For example, the animals hardly pay attention to the hikers because they are not allowed to leave the paths, says Bott.
He recommends that visitors bring a pair of binoculars or a telescope. These can also be rented at the National Park Center in Zernez. And if you also want to learn something about the animals and not just observe them, we recommend that you book a guided tour and discover the National Park while learning some interesting facts.