Arosa and the surrounding area of Graubuenden is made up of 150 valleys, Alpine peaks, glaciers, secluded Alpine lakes, and lush green fields. Enjoy spectacular scenery amongst picturesque villages. Situated above the Schanfigg Valley, the town lies at around 1,800 metres above sea level, making it the perfect resort for summer and winter vacations. It simply is a great location at all times of the year, and a quiet refuge granting the perfect hideaway to get away from it all to enjoy some relaxation and fresh air. It affords the opportunity to sit back and relax, or partake in exhilarating outdoor pursuits. The town is a mecca for hikers, with a large network of trails and mountain passes on the doorstep. Despite it being a small town, it is big on culture, so choose from over 70 small museums dotted around.
Location: Picture postcard landscape you can't get enough of
Arosa is located in the canton of Graubuenden in Eastern Switzerland. The town was first documented in the mid-14th century, and today is a popular summer and winter resort. The town's train station lies at the end of the branch line from Chur, so there are excellent links to Zurich Airport and other destinations around the country. Or journey by road from the airport past 365 serpentines through lush, green scenery, mountainscapes, and impressive gorges.
Culture: Historical delights aplenty in this Alpine gem
Discover impressive castles, fortresses, churches, and chapels digesting the abundance of history on the way, and visit the mining, folklore, or winter sports museums. The Rhaetian Railway, which is over a hundred 100 years old and runs through the Schanfigg Valley, demonstrates the innovative spirit of the town coupled with tradition and all modern conveniences. For archaeology enthusiasts, there are a number of archaeological sites in the area, the most notable being the prehistoric/late Roman site of Carschlingg near Castiel.
Activities: A world of outdoor action all year round
There is a wealth of different activities on offer—from rafting and canyoning in the River Inn to biking, hiking, and golf. Everything is possible against a backdrop of stunning scenery. Walk up the mountain Parpaner Rothorn and the Oberalp Pass, and enjoy spectacular views of over 1,000 peaks. Take a journey on the Rhaetian Railway, passing through sheer rock faces and past rare birds and the Swiss Rhine Gorge, Switzerland's Grand Canyon. This is only passable on foot, bike, and train or by boat. Enjoy breathtaking mountain passes and imposing peaks on the Bernina Express and Glacier Express trains. The town is extremely popular in winter, when it offers wonderful skiing opportunities. The area alone boasts 60 km of skiing slopes.