From Splügen to Nufenen, along the young Rhine and towards the Einshorn: the impressive mountain scenery of the Rhine forest can be discovered on this trail in the valley floor.
The location on the Splügen Pass and on the San Bernardino characterizes the small mountain village: Large, Italian-style palazzi are located in Splügen directly next to the sun-tanned wooden houses of the Walser. For its historic village center, the old Bündner Passdorf was awarded the Wakker Prize by the Swiss Homeland Security.
The valley trail starts at the cross-country center on the edge of the village. A bridge is crossed shortly after the start. Then it goes, always following the banks of the Hinterrhein, alternately through light forest and wide, open areas. The view of the Rheinwald mountains - including Guggernüll, Einshorn and Chilchalphorn - enriches the way to Nufenen and back again.
Cross-country skiing fun was almost impossible here: at the time of the Second World War, the intention was to let the village of Splügen sink into the floods of a mighty reservoir. Fortunately, the militant population of the Rhine Forest has successfully resisted the construction project. Otherwise the Grisons mountain cheese would not have been developed in Nufenen in the 1950s. A lot has happened in the meantime: the cheese is
Widely known and in the basement of the dairy cooperative, robot Charlie has been helping diligently with the care of over 12,000 cheese wheels for several years. Speaking of: catering options, with or without cheese, as well as hotels are available in all villages along the route. Splügen and Nufenen can be easily reached by Postbus.
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