With 615 lakes, 150 valleys, and 937 peaks, Graubünden is a true experience for those who appreciate the wonderful landscape of the Alps. The Piz Bernina, which rises to 4049 metres, is majestic. The elegant ski resorts of the Grisons are well known, and Davos and St. Moritz are particularly renowned for their excellent infrastructure. The air is clear and invigorating, which is why many health resorts have been established in the region. Another special feature of the Grisons is that it is the least populated of the Swiss cantons, yet the only one where three official languages are spoken. Its villages dating back to the 13th century are a pure charm that adds to the imposing and beautiful nature, a true paradise for mountain lovers.
Grisons was once inhabited by the Rhaetians, a pre-Christian Celtic tribe. In 15 B.C., the Romans conquered them, began colonization, and built alpine roads. However, the Germanic Franks entered the Roman provinces in the 3rd century and established themselves, introducing Teutonic influences, gradually changing the language of the inhabitants to Germanic dialects, especially in the northern regions. As a result, German is spoken today by about half the Grisons population.