Northeastern Switzerland

Shimmering a startling shade of turquoise, the fjord-like Gigerwaldsee reservoir is flanked by sheer-sided, wooded mountains and laced with waterfalls. A minor road climbs to skirt its southern shore and reach the Walser settlement of St Martin im Calfeisental.

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1. St Martin im Calfeisental

0.86 MILES

Located at 1350m, this stuck-in-time Walser-speaking hamlet is great for slipping off the map for a while, with its ludicrously picturesque cluster of…

2. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona


Centred on the peak of Piz Sardona, this nature reserve has held Unesco World Natural Heritage status since 2008. A geologist's dream come true, it's one…

3. Piz Sardona

5.73 MILES

A glacier spills down the eastern flank of mighty Piz Sardona (3056m), close to the tri-border between the cantons of Glarus, St Gallen and Graubünden…

4. Caumasee

7.43 MILES

Ringed by thick woods, this exquisitely turquoise lake is a 15-minute stroll and then short lift ride south of Flims Waldhaus. It's an attractive spot for…

5. Taminatal

8.02 MILES

Jewel-coloured Alpine lakes, a fast-flowing river and a striking mountain backdrop make this valley worth a detour. It mixes high pastureland with dense…

6. Malteserturm


Once the munitions tower (its previous name was Pulverturm meaning Gunpowder Tower), this is one of the few parts of the Old Town walls that were erected…

7. Altstadt

8.71 MILES

Near the Plessur River, the Obertor marks the entrance to Chur's alley-woven Altstadt (Old Town). Along with the stout Malteserturm (once the munitions…

8. Bündner Kunstmuseum

8.72 MILES

This superb gallery reflects the history of art in Graubünden as well as works by artists who are linked with the canton. It gives an insight into the…