Flims, Laax, Falera, Trin and Sagogn. Five places which could scarcely be more different and which make our region one of the most diverse in the entire Alpine land. Whether you are looking for mountains or valleys, nature or culture, indoor or outdoor activities, if you have ever been to Flims, you will understand why a holiday here is such a unique experience. Where else can you see so many different faces of summer?
Nestled between the Laax ravine, the watershed of the Graubünden Alps and the Vorab Glacier are Lake Lag digl Oberst and Lake Laax, which is a beautiful place to bathe. With its expansive sunbathing areas, well-equipped play areas, beautifully located open fireplace and pump track located directly beside the lake, this is the place to be for both little and large visitors during the summer months.
Laax is also home to many old houses which tell tales of yesteryear. Such as Haus Arpagaus, which was built in 1580 and is the oldest surviving building in the village. With its history, formidable mountain landscape, village life, diverse range of cuisine and much more, Laax is the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday.
Flims is the largest town in our region and was a popular spa location in the 19th century. It offers lots of shopping opportunities and a rich range of culinary treats. With over 250 km of hiking trails and 330 km of mountain bike routes, it is an active holiday paradise. Experience the mountain landscape on two wheels, explore exciting themed hiking trails or conquer lofty heights on the Pinut via ferrata or the high rope course. However, there is so much more you can do in Flims. For example, did you know that the unique terraced landscape of Flims was caused by a violent natural disaster?
Over 10,000 years ago, the largest landslide ever to hit the Alps sent 10 cubic kilometres of limestone rock tumbling down from the Flimserstein and into the Rhine. This is also the reason for the glorious views of the rhine gorge, which you can enjoy on your hiking trips. And if you’d like to learn about the importance of the colour yellow in Flims, you should pay a visit to the Yellow House, which is now actually white.
Falera is situated 1,213 metres above sea level and is the smallest of the three villages of Flims, Laax and Falera in terms of area. From here, you can look across the Rhine valley to Chur and from Lugnez far into the distance towards Obersaxen.
If you're a culture lover, then you shouldn't miss St. Remigius church. It was built around 500 years ago and is located alongside the megalithic site of Parc la Mutta. These cultural sites are unique in Switzerland and give you an impressive glimpse into the history of our country.
Small, yet elegant – this is Sagogn. From here, you can look over Val Mulin and into the Rhine gorge. Thanks to its mild climate, you can enjoy several mountain bike routes and a large range of hiking trails to Sagogn from spring to late autumn. Sagogn is also home to one of Switzerland’s finest golf courses, located on the Rhine gorge plateau with views of the Surselva mountains.
Little Sagogn also has a rich cultural heritage. In the Middle Ages, this was the religious centre of the region. With over 1,500 years of history to its name, the Mariä Himmelfahrt church is one of the best-preserved churches of the early High Baroque era.
Trin is different, and this is immediately apparent. Life moves a little slower here than in Flims or Laax, as the people are inspired by the landscape above all else. Cool down on hot summer days with a dip in the emerald green Lake Cresta or go hiking through the winding Felsbach gorge.