The North-East of Graubünden
The Prättigau and Landwasser valleys in this region are home of the world-famous ski resort Davos, offering countless alpine hiking routes as well.
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North-East Graubünden is a region in the canton of Graubünden that includes the ski town Davos and nearby villages of Klosters and Küblis. Davos, the largest alpine town in Europe, is where skiing really began in Switzerland.
The town of Landquart marks the nortern end of this region. This is where the Prättigau begins: the valley of the river which is named Landquart too. From Landquart you can start a 3-day hike to Klosters in the east, in the center of the region: the Prättigauer Hohenweg ('high path').
In Klosters you enter the valley of the river Landwasser. The biggest town here is Davos. This valley runs south and ends near Filisur in the Albula valley.
The region is also home to the Marschlins Castle, a Swiss heritage site of national significance, and to the ruins of Falkenstein Castle. Both can be found near the village of Landquart.
The world’s longest meter-gauge railway tunnel, the Vereina Tunnel, offers a car train. This is a good option for drivers, when the Flüela Pass between Davos (Prättigau) and Susch (Lower Engadine) is closed in winter.
TOWNS IN THIS REGION
Davos is the highest town in Europe. Nestled in the Landwasser Valley, Davos is surrounded by mountains and forest.