Chur Rhine Valley

Churer Rheintal
The city of Chur is surrounded by fertile countryside, the Chur Rhine Valley. The young Alpine Rhine, wine-growing areas and a diverse natural backdrop characterise the region around Chur's neighbouring communities.

The communities in the Chur Rhine Valley

Bonaduz im Churer Rheintal
Domat / Ems im Churer Rheintal
Haldenstein mit Schloss im Churer Rheintal
Rhäzüns im Churer Rheintal
Tamins mit Schloss Reichenau im Churer Rheintal
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Bonaduz

Bonaduz lies on a sunny terrace between the Vorder and Hinter Rhine valley. The community offers a high quality of life, attractive leisure activities and wonderful local recreation areas.
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Domat/Ems

Domat/Ems is the fourth largest municipality in Graubünden. It is not least interesting from a linguistic point of view: the town is the northernmost municipality where Romansh is spoken.
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Felsberg

At the foot of Calanda you can look forward to special experiences. The fact, that two former federal councillors come from here makes it already apparent, that this small village has a lot to offer.
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Haldenstein

Haldenstein is a friendly little community, that belongs to the city area of Chur. Idyllically situated between the Rhine river and the Calanda, it is characterised above all by its impressive castle.
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Rhäzüns

«Rhäzünser is healthier» – is the slogan used throughout Switzerland to advertise Rhäzüns mineral water. But the municipality at the entrance to the Domleschg valley has much more to offer.
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Tamins

Who says Tamins, means also Reichenau at the confluence of the Rhine rivers. The Kunkelspass is a higlight for many bikers from near and far. Top of Tamins is the Ringelspitz with 3247m.
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Nature highights in the Chur Rhine Valley

Rheinauen bei Rhäzüns im Churer Rheintal
Rhein Zusammenfluss bei Reichenau-Tamins
Domat / Ems im Churer Rheintal
Tektonikarena Sardona
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Rhine Gorge

The «Grand Canyon» of Switzerland is an impressive natural backdrop that can be explored by train, on foot, by bike or on the Rhine river.
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Rheinauen at Rhäzüns

The Rheinauen in Rhäzüns are one of the last large natural riparian landscapes along the Rhine upstream of Lake Constance; they are among the most intact wetlands in Switzerland.
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Reichenau: Confluence of the Vorder and Hinter Rhine rivers

Reichenau lies at the confluence of the Hinter and Vorder Rhine rivers, the birthplace of the Alpine Rhine.
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Tumas

The «Tumas» are relics of past landslides that shaped the plain near Domat/Ems and are under nature conservation.
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UNESCO World Heritage Sardona

In the Tectonic Arena Sardona in the border area of cantons St. Gallen, Glarus, and Graubünden, the geological process of mountain formation is uniquely visible.
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Historic buildings in the Chur Rhine Valley

Schloss Haldenstein bei Chur
Schloss Reichenau bei Tamins im Churer Rheintal
Kirche Sogn Gieri, Rhäzüns
Schloss Rhäzüns im Churer Rheintal
Burg Grottenstein (Katzenburg) bei Haldenstein
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Haldenstein Castle

Haldenstein Castle was built in the 16th century and is included in Switzerland's inventory of art and cultural-historical protected items.
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Reichenau Castle

The Reichenau Castle lies at the confluence of the Hinter and Vorder Rhine rivers. Built in the 17th century by the episcopal Schauenstein family of ministers, it looks back on a long history.
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Church Sogn Gieri

The church Sogn Gieri between Bonaduz and Rhäzüns has exceptional cultural value. According to excavations the first church at this site dates back to the 6th or 7th century.
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Rhäzüns Castle

The Rhäzüns Castle, which guarded the entrance to the Domleschg, sits enthroned on a steep rock above the Hinterrhein. It opens a whole round of castles and palaces along the Hinterrhein.
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Castle ruins of Haldenstein

Haldenstein has probably the highest density of castles out of all municipalities in Graubünden. There are no fewer than three castles within its borders.
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