Treasures of a very special kind are hidden within the most ancient of mountain landscapes in Switzerland. History is alive and well throughout Savognin Bivio Albula. Visitors will be amazed by the chapels and churches along the Julier route. The Belfort Castle ruins and Rätia Castle in Riom are also present-day witnesses to historical events. As well, the museums and galleries will help you experience the special appeal of this region. A not-to-be-missed highlight is the Origen Festival of Culture, where the cultural heritage of this trilingual region is celebrated. Reserve your tickets now.
In addition to a varied and fascinating Alpine landscape and great cultural diversity, Graubünden also offers a very interesting linguistic landscape. The inhabitants of this holiday spot in Switzerland speak German, Italian and Romansh. Bavegna an Surses!
A good third of Graubünden's population, i.e. approximately 50,000 people, speak Romansh regularly. Even though – or perhaps because – Romansh is considered one of Europe's minority languages, the Romansh speakers are very dedicated to protecting their interests and preserving their language. Romansh is spoken and celebrated in Surses, and it is a language that leaves its mark on people.
Romansh and tourism
In our holiday region, visitors have the opportunity to actively experience the Romansh language. We also offer interesting holiday language courses in Romansh and the chance to discover the sagas and myths of the region in German and Romansh on the «Veia digl Pader» poem trail.
«Veia digl Pader» poem trail
The «Veia digl Pader» themed poem trail provides you with an insight into the enchanting mountain villages of Stierva, Salouf and Riom. Along the way you will encounter poems by Pater Alexander Lozza in Romansh and German.
In the footsteps of Giovanni Segantini
The world famous painter Giovanni Segantini lived from 1886 to 1894 with his family in Savognin; where many of his famous works were created.Discover Giovanni Segantini