Deep in eastern Switzerland, the southernmost village of the Tamina-valley lies far-away from busy everyday life and heavy traffic. It rests at the foot of the Calanda mountain range at 940 meters (3083 ft.) above sea-leavel. Further south, the valley continues until the Kunkels-pass where it opens up towards the mountains of Graubünden. To the west it builds the entrance to the Unesco World Heritage Site Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and the naturreserve Graue Hörner.
Vättis and the southern Tamina-valley (© 2005, GT)
Vättis 100 years ago
The village calls for quiet and refreshing holidays. The unique mountainous landscape has a rich flora and fauna. In summer, there are many opportunities for walking as well as climbing and in winter, 18 kilometers of cross country skiing trail (Langlaufloipe) are prepared as soon as the snow arrives: usually in December. The whole year round, colourful local cultural events take place. Cosy hotels and restaurants invite to enjoy local dishes and friendly company. Public art projects in the landscape make strolling around Vättis a special experience.
Church-square in summer (Photo SB)