Switzerland
Canton Grisons

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  • Day1

    Guten. morgen aus der Schweiz

    September 7 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Aktuell befinden wir uns in der Schweiz. Genauer: Sta Maria im Umbrailtal. Gestern gegen halb 9 waren wir da und aßen eine Kleinigkeit zu Abend. Anschließend ein kleiner Besuch in der kleinsten Whisky-Bar der Welt. Kurz danach waren wir uns einig: es ist auch die teuerste... 😉 Auf den Pässen liegt Schnee im Tal ist es stark am regnen... Nur gut das wir nicht wandern wollen...Read more

  • Day1

    Stilfser Joch und erste Challenge

    September 7 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Die zweite Passhöhe ist genommen als auch die erste Aufgabe erfüllt... ein Foto, Barfuß im Schnee, mit Wasser aus Deutschland, einem Tannenzapfen aus Österreich und einem Stein aus Italien. Das ganze übergießen und dabei hoffen, dass die Zehen nicht Blau anlaufen... übernachten werden wir in Santa Maria! Bilder folgen bei Tageslicht!Read more

  • Day2

    Schnee und Sankt Moritz

    September 8 in Switzerland ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

    Guten Morgen aus der Schweiz, eben noch mit der Familie telefoniert und vom starken Regen berichtet, dann auf dem Pass in dichtes Schneetreiben geraten. Viele Rallyeteilnehmer haben mit dem Wetter nicht gerechnet und sind auf Sommerreifen unterwegs.... Wir hatten Glück und der Mercedes steht noch auf den Winterreifen vom Nordkapp 👌🏻✌🏻Read more

  • Day10

    Bernina - not just a sewing machine!

    September 5 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Today, we travelled over the Bernina Pass by railway. From a starting point of Pontresina (very close to where we are staying in Samedan), the little red train spirals up to over 2200m elevation before dropping precipitously to the town of Poshiavo and then further down to the Italian town of Tirano. At times, the tracks curve around so sharply that you can see the other end of the train, framed by a magnificent mountain backdrop! Surprisingly, the weather held up for our trip until we reached the Bernina Pass on the return trip. Then the rain - mixed with some wet snow - began. By the time we reached the valley where the three towns of Samedan, Pontresina and St. Moritz are located, the clouds and rain had settled in. In spite of the weather, we headed up the funicular to Muottas Muragl where we had tea looking out at - nothing! We were completely socked in. Still a good trip.

    Tomorrow, we leave Samedan and the fabulous Engadine region of Switzerland and head for the Matterhorn.

    What a wonderful trip we are having!
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  • Day8

    Heart of the Engadine

    September 3 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Here we are ensconced in our lovely room at the Hotel Donatz in Samedan. Trains go literally everywhere from here. Tomorrow we hike from one mountain station to another while trains twirl thru tunnels and over high bridges above us (mostly downhill I’m told).

    Our room package includes breakfast and dinner. If tonight’s dinner is any indication, we will need those hikes 😀Read more

  • Day8

    Gotta love a castle (Tarasp)

    September 3 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    We are now in Switzerland, after a train and two buses. The scenery along the route was spectacular. When our bus reached the Bahnhof in Scuol, we hopped off, threw our suitcases into a locker (they have them at all the stations) and headed out. Also at the Scuol station, we picked up this amazing super high-speed wi-fi gizmo; I booked it on line. At the end of our trip, we throw it into a post box and walk away! We can connect all our devices (2 phones and 2 ipads).

    Enough technical stuff! The main reason to take a break in Scuol was to travel to the tiny hamlet of Tarasp where we climbed to the Tarasp Castle. Originally built in the 11th century, the castle has a prominent view over the valley. At every corner of the switchback walking trail up from the bus stop to the castle, a different and more stunning view point presented itself. Simply wonderful!

    It is not quite 3pm here in Tarasp as I write this - looking up at the castle we just visited. A 10-minute bus ride takes us back to Scuol. When we arrive at 3:25pm, there will be about 10 buses coming from all directions at the same time. At 3:30pm, they will all take off to assorted destinations. We will be on the bus to Susch which will then connect to a train to Samedan. The degree of precision and coordination of the Swiss travel system is incredible.
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  • Day9

    There are freebies!

    September 4 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Judith the master planner had our 3 days in Samedan covered with a suite and meals at the Hotel Donatz. To our surprise, on check in we were presented with an Engadine card covering trains, buses, gondolas, etc in the area as well as with a pass to the spa down the street! What a pleasure after today’s adventures to soak in warm pools and tubs and sit in the steam room.

    I have attached a couple photos from today as well.
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  • Day7

    Caminata Prasuras - Val Trupchun

    July 19 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Vimos marmotas y mariposas bastante cerca para algunas fotos. Pudimos avistar le Crashla o rompe nueces (pájaro simbolo del parque) un rebaño de ciervos y tres o cuatro « bouquetin » con binoculares. También impresionantes bloques de nieve que aún subsisten Satisfechos de nuestra aventura de hoy. Para cerrar el día comimos Capuns.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kanton Graubünden, Kanton Graubunden, Graubünden, Canton Grisons, Cantón de los Grisones, Grisons, Cantone dei Grigioni, 그라우뷘덴 주, Chantun Grischun

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