Silvretta Stausee


Glittering at a giddy 2030m above sea level, this startlingly aquamarine reservoir mirrors the snowcapped diamond of 3312m Piz Buin on bright mornings. The lake is the start and end point of the fabulous but challenging Radsattel Circuit, a five- to six-hour, 15km hike that traverses the Radsattel at 2652m, crossing from one valley to another.

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1. Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse

1.87 MILES

The 23km-long Silvretta High Alpine Rd twists and turns beneath peaks rising to well over 2500m before climbing over the 2036m Bielerhöhe Pass via 34…

2. Alpinarium Galtür

5.98 MILES

This museum, documenting the tragic 1999 avalanche that destroyed the village of Galtür, has been built on the site. Inside you’ll find many poignant…

3. Guarda

9.58 MILES

With its twisting cobbled streets, Hobbit-like houses and numerous fountains, Guarda, 11km west of Scuol, has much appeal and many Swiss turn up to stroll…

4. Schloss Tarasp

11.99 MILES

Perched on a clifftop, this 1000-year-old turreted castle stands high over the valley and is definite fairy-tale material. In 2016, the castle was…

5. Swiss National Park Centre

14.41 MILES

At the hands-on Swiss National Park Centre, an audioguide gives you the low-down on conservation, wildlife and environmental change. Staff can provide…

6. Kirchner Museum

14.62 MILES

This giant cube of a museum showcases the world's largest Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) collection. The German expressionist painted extraordinary…

7. Wintersportmuseum


This ski-obsessed museum races you back to an age when skis were wooden planks and snowshoes improvised tennis rackets.

8. Swiss National Park

16.14 MILES

When an environmentally on-the-ball land like Switzerland has just one national park, you can bet it’s a good one. Huddled away in the far southeast of…