San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland

14 February 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© LittleJoe/cc-by-sa-3.0

San Bernardino Pass (Italian: Passo del San Bernardino, German: Bernhardinpass, 2,066 metres (6,778 ft)) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (canton of Graubünden) and Bellinzona (canton of Ticino). Located in the far eastern side of the Western Alps it is not to be confused with the Great St Bernard Pass and the Little St Bernard Pass. The top of the pass represents both the Italo-German language frontier and the watershed (drainage divide) between the Po basin and the Rhine basin. Marscholsee is within the pass at an elevation of 2,053 m (6,736 ft).   read more…

Romantic Hotel Muottas Muragl, the first plus-energy hotel in the Alps

1 February 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, House of the Month, Hotels Reading Time:  5 minutes

© muottasmuragl.ch

© muottasmuragl.ch

During summer 2010, the entire Berghotel Muottas Muragl was completely renovated. Particular focus was placed on the aspect of environmental-friendliness, giving rise to the first plus-energy hotel in the Alps.   read more…

The Jetset Destination St. Moritz

22 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow 2008 © Frédéric de Goldschmidt - www.frederic.net

Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow 2008 © Frédéric de Goldschmidt – www.frederic.net

St. Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina, lies a few kilometres south of the town. The year-round population is 5600, with some 3000 seasonal employees supporting hotels and rental units with a total of 13,000 beds.   read more…

Theme Week Swiss – Davos, the highest located town in Europe

13 June 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Lights on the Parsenn ski area © MadGeographer

Lights on the Parsenn ski area © MadGeographer

Davos is a municipality in the district of Prättigau/Davos in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 11,248 (2009). Davos is located on the Landwasser River, in the Swiss Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range. At 1,560 meters (5,118 ft), it is the highest city in Europe.   read more…

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