Permanent Tourist

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Posts about graubünden

  • Sardona tectonic area, Graubünden

    My second “vlog”, from Flims in Graubünden.

  • Raetia Prima – high-resolution aerial film of Graubünden

    If you have a large monitor, use the options in the embedded video player to go full-screen and to switch to 4K (2160p) resolution. By Kevin Walker, via TechBlog.

  • The Great Escape

    A lovely idea from Graubünden Tourism. Set up an interactive video advertisement in Zürich’s main station, showing what a beautiful part of the Alps you could end up in by just getting on a train. Then invite passers-by to join you by printing them a free ticket on the spot. (And wait for the initiative to spread across…

  • The Grey League

    The Grey League

    Filmed in the beautiful South East regions of the Swiss alps, this film features many classic landscapes of the majestic country of Switzerland. We were based in one the oldest towns in Graubünden, Chur, with a trip into the clouds in Filisur and revealing one of the world heritage sites in the breathtaking Landwasser viaduct.…

  • Swiss Train View

    Swiss railway company Rhaetian Railways has teamed up with Google to provide a “Street View” version of its iconic line through south-eastern Switzerland.

  • Pradaschier toboggan run

    The dry toboggan run at Pradaschier, in the southern Swiss alps, is touted as being the longest in Europe.

  • The “other” village of Brienz, which we came across by chance when on holiday in Graubünden recently.

  • Arosa Road

    When I read online that the road leading up into the mountains from Chur to Arosa was particularly windy, I scoffed, having ascended the mountain passes on many occasions.

  • Jo and I visited Graubünden (again) for our anniversary this year, and settled on the Hotel Seehof in Arosa.

  • Cablecar to Cassonsgrat

    A video of an eight minute trip from Naraus to Cassonsgrat by cablecar, high above the village of Flims Waldhaus, filmed with my iPhone.

  • Flims, Graubünden

    Jo and I pledged to one another that we will go on holiday during the first week of October every year and celebrate our wedding anniversary by visiting somewhere new together. This year, we chose the south eastern Swiss canton of Graubünden as our destination. The article contains a gallery of photos from our trip.

  • My wife Jo in our hotel room during a trip to Flims (canton Graubünden) on our second wedding anniversary.