Welcome to the region page

This page gives you some information about Laax and the region and shows you some photos of that I have taken.
At the bottom of the page are some links you may find useful if you are planning to come to the region. If you would like some information that you cannot find on one of the sites listed, send us an e-mail and we will try to help you.


The Village

The Village of Laax is divided into three areas; the village centre, Salums and Murschetg, as shown in the ­map below. The village centre is situated on the edge of the 'Lag Grond' lake and is where the shops, post-office and banks are situated. Salums is a quiet residential area. Murschetg is where the winter sports facilities are situated and consists mainly of holiday homes and hotels.
The history of Laax can be traced back to the year 765. In the year 1428 Laax brought itself free with 300 Gold coins. It now has about 1300 inhabitants. The official language is Romansch, but most people speak German as well.

Old photos:

1930
1950

Summer photos:

  • The High Street (Via Principala)
  • Fountain
  • Arial View
  • The Church
  • Arial View

Winter photos:

The photos below show some of the Christmas lights.


Above the Village

The hills above the village are mainly forested with plenty of good paths for walking and mountain biking. There are 250km of marked paths for walking and 50km of Mountain bike routes. The famous "Sensa Sursilvana" trail which goes from Tamins to the Oberalp pass, passes though the forest above Laax.

Summer photos:

Winter photos:


The Ski Area

The ski areas of Flims, Laax and Falera combine to make one large area. You only need one ticket to ski the whole area with its 220km of ski runs. There are slopes for all types of skiers and snowboarders.


The Large Forest

The Large Forest is the tree covered hill between Laax and Flims. Along the south side the forest drops with steep cliffs into the Rhein Canyon. There are several lakes in the forest which are used for bathing during the Summer months. The cliff top paths give splendid views down to the Rhein.

The east edge of the large forest is where a small stream, the Felsbach, is hidden. This stream has cut into the soft stone to produce a small gorge. Although small it is well worth a visit if in the area. Below are some photos of this:


Further Afield

The whole of the Surselva region is ideal for walking and hiking. There is the whole range of possibilities from simple strolls though the forest upto 2 day alpine hikes.

Some of the routes we have hiked are documented on our photo server. If you would like any information about these routes, just send us an e-mail.


Live Cams

The following link takes you to the live cams page of the www.laax.ch site. These pictures are updated about every 30 minutes so you can see the weather and snow conditions.

Live Cams

 

Laax

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Maps


Links

Information about the region:

www.alpenarena.ch

Upto date information for the summer and winter

www.laax-gr.ch

The official site of the Laax council (german and romansch)

www.bergfex.ch

An independent site with information about Laax

www.panoramajournal.ch

Information about the Surselva

Accommodation information:

www.laax.com

For accommodation in the winter

www.fewo.ch

Holiday appartments (german and french)

www.sunside.ch

Rent and sale of holiday homes