Nature and leisure time - University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

Nature and leisure time


Chur is the capital city of the canton of Graubünden, at 7,105 km2 the largest canton in Switzerland At the same time, the canton of Graubünden is one of the most sparsely populated with around 28 inhabitants per km2.

Graubünden's Alpine landscape consists of 1,000 peaks, 150 valleys and 615 lakes. Wild nature, small mountain villages but also sophisticated holiday destinations such as St. Moritz and Davos Klosters are located in the midst of the Swiss Alpine world. Graubünden is a paradise for outdoor sportspeople: you can take advantage of the many hiking and bike trails available to you in the direct vicinity in your leisure time during summer. Language enthusiasts will look forward to hearing the Rhaetian announcements in the Rhaetian railway, which has UNESCO World heritage status. More than 40 top ski areas such as Laax and Arosa Lenzerheide await you in winter. Cross-country skiers or winter hikers can also enjoy themselves on well-prepared slopes and paths.

Danny MacAskill & Claudio Caluori: Home of Trails
Bergsee in Tarasp
Studieren in Chur
Timeout at Lai Nair, Tarasp © Graubünden Tourism / Stefan Schlumpf
Skitourer in Disentis Sedrun
Studieren in Chur
Ski touring in Disentis Sedrun © Sedrun Disentis Tourism / Stefan Schlumpf