In Switzerland's competitive repertoire of awe-inspiring scenery, delicious cheese and chocolate, world-class medical spas and leading boarding schools, the canton (state) of Graubunden truly stands out.
Switzerland’s easternmost and largest canton borders Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein. When asked what makes this place so special, locals wax lyrical about its wild, natural beauty combined with the finer things of life.
Perfect for families seeking spectacular outdoor adventure, each of the canton's regions is only a hop, skip and a jump away. Days are spent hiking among the craggy ravines of the Rhine Gorge, otherwise known as the Swiss Grand Canyon, relaxing in thermal healing waters at one of its many world-renowned spas, or taking a train through glacial landscapes so supremely beautiful, it's aptly been titled one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world.
Officially the only trilingual canton, its Swiss German, Italian and Romansh influences ensure the culinary scene is a delicious ensemble of local specialties enhanced by Michelin-starred chefs' performances. Of course, in a place where everything outstanding appears to be somehow magnetically drawn to this one canton, it's no surprise that it's also home to palatial hotels curated by some of the world's greatest architects.
Welcome to Graubunden! You may not be able to pronounce its name straight away, but with a destination as humbling, amazing and surprising as this, your memories will last a lifetime.
Did you know Graubunden is the only trilingual canton of Switzerland? Or that it's home to 1000 mountain peaks, 150 valleys, and 615 lakes? Discover more of what makes this easternmost canton—where English is widely spoken—so spectacular.