Arosa - A safe haven for skiers with an excellent array of slopes.
Location: Picture postcard landscape you can't get enough of
Arosa is located in the canton of Graubuenden in Eastern Switzerland. The town was first documented in the mid-14th century, and today is a popular summer and winter resort. The town's train station lies at the end of the branch line from Chur, so there are excellent links to Zurich Airport and other destinations around the country. Or journey by road from the airport past 365 serpentines through lush, green scenery, mountainscapes, and impressive gorges.
Culture: Historical delights aplenty in this Alpine gem
Discover impressive castles, fortresses, churches, and chapels digesting the abundance of history on the way, and visit the mining, folklore, or winter sports museums. The Rhaetian Railway, which is over a hundred 100 years old and runs through the Schanfigg Valley, demonstrates the innovative spirit of the town coupled with tradition and all modern conveniences. For archaeology enthusiasts, there are a number of archaeological sites in the area, the most notable being the prehistoric/late Roman site of Carschlingg near Castiel.
Activities: A world of outdoor action all year round
There is a wealth of different activities on offer—from rafting and canyoning in the River Inn to biking, hiking, and golf. Everything is possible against a backdrop of stunning scenery. Walk up the mountain Parpaner Rothorn and the Oberalp Pass, and enjoy spectacular views of over 1,000 peaks. Take a journey on the Rhaetian Railway, passing through sheer rock faces and past rare birds and the Swiss Rhine Gorge, Switzerland's Grand Canyon. This is only passable on foot, bike, and train or by boat. Enjoy breathtaking mountain passes and imposing peaks on the Bernina Express and Glacier Express trains. The town is extremely popular in winter, when it offers wonderful skiing opportunities. The area alone boasts 60 km of skiing slopes.