Villages in the Holiday Region
Overview of Lenzerheide
Villages at a glance
The village Malix is the gateway to the Lenzerheide holiday region. The lowest point near Passugg-Araschgen is 760m above sea level. The highest point is on the Windegga at 2,281 m. Between them and near the village there is plenty of unspoilt scenery and village life.
Malix, Churwalden and Parpan form the municipality of Churwalden.
The Walser village Churwalden lies half way between Chur and Lenzerheide.Two lifts carry winter sports enthusiasts to the Arosa Lenzerheide snow sports area and Pradaschier. The practice lift in the village offers children the ideal conditions for stem-turning. A particular highlight is the world's longest toboggan run. Churwalden is also home to Switzerland's highest rope park and a heated open-air pool. Traditional meat-drying plants also provide some special tasty treats.
The former Walser settlement offers limitless winter sports fun that starts right outside the front door. The Silvano Beltrametti world cup run is where some exciting races are held. Numerous winter hiking trails lead through enchanting forests, while the cross-country ski trail is a part of village life. The natural ice rink and toboggan run complete the wide range of winter sports in this charming, tranquil and modern community.
Valbella & Lenzerheide
Nestled in a beautiful mountain valley at 1,500m above sea level on the shore of Heidsee lake, Lenzerheide and Valbella form the main centre of the holiday region. The two villages along with the districts of Lain, Muldain and Zorten belong to the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz. The many hotels, holiday apartments, restaurants, the sports centre and a variety of shopping facilities provide everything you could wish. Both places belong to the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz, as do the villages of Lain, Muldain and Zorten.
Lain, Muldain & Zorten
The present centres of Lenzerheide and Valbella were referred to in historic times as the Maiensäss, which means the places where farmers from Lain, Muldain and Zorten lived in the spring and autumn. Narrow alleyways and traditional farmhouses are all part of the picture today in the three mountain villages of Lain, Muldain and Zorten. They are located on the sunny side of the valley. The local museum is located in Zorten, where you can get a fascinating glimpse of how people lived in this area in the past.
Many of the cross-country routes, bike trails and hiking routes which lead through the high valley begin in Lantsch/ Lenz. Just outside the village, there is a ski lift which is ideal for families. Two historic churches from the 9th and 17th centuries, as well as Europe’s most beautiful iron cross cemetery fascinate visitors who are interested in culture.
Brienz/Brinzauls & Vazerol
This sun-spoilt gem of 120 souls lies on level terrain in the Albula Valley between Lenzerheide and Davos. The most important historic treasures of this area are the massive ruins of Belfort Castle, the Belfort wooden bridge and the old Paunt dalla dieschma stone bridge.