Tamins and Reichenau are two villages that for most people have merged into one over time, located an the juncture of Vorder and Hinter Rhine. The Rhaetian Railway station where the lines to Surselva valley and to central Graubünden separate isn't called Reichenau-Tamins for nothing. Kunkels Pass is a well-known location for mountain bikers from near and far. The peak of Ringelspitze is the top of Tamins at 3,247 metres above sea level. Tamins shares its peak with the neighbouring village of Trin and with the canton of St. Gallen across the pass.
Today's Welschdörfli district of Chur has a settlement continuity that stretches from the Neolithic period to the present day. Since 1986, the settlement remains have been enclosed by protective structures designed by the Grisons architect Peter Zumthor.