Rhine Valley of St. Gall

One of Switzerland’s beautiful but somewhat forgotten hiking and cycling regions is the Rhine Valley of St. Gallen (St. Galler Rheintal). Situated at an altitude of approximately 700 metres, this region in eastern Switzerland has a fairytale setting between Lake Constance (Bodensee), the Sarganserland and the Old Rhine (Altenrhein). Numerous historical sites, museums and other … Read more » “Rhine Valley of St. Gall”

Arosa, Lenzerheide and Tschiertschen

The ancient episcopal town of Chur is close to Reichenau, where the Hinterrhein and Vorderrhein continue as the Alpine Rhine in the Rhine Valley up to Lake Constance (Bodensee). Chur is also the traffic hub for the direction of Arosa, Lenzerheide, Disentis/Mustér and the most beautiful village in Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Tschiertschen. Chur seen from … Read more » “Arosa, Lenzerheide and Tschiertschen”

The Innauen near Strada and Scuol

Pebbles have been dredged out of the Inn near Strada (the Innauen, Islas da Strada in Romansh)  in the Lower Engadin (canton Graubünden) for decades. Debris has been dumped into the river, and dams have been built. As a result, the course of the river has changed since 1950. Flora and fauna disappeared. These industrial activities … Read more » “The Innauen near Strada and Scuol”