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Val Russein
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Sumvitg

Sumvitg lies about 7 km down the Rhine from Disentis in the Surselva and belongs to municipalities that have been able to preserve the Romanic language to the present day. The wild, romantic Val Sumvitg is a side valley leading to the Greine high plateau.
The municipal district consists of several villages and hamlets grouped into the quarters of Sumvitg, Cumpadials, Rabius and Surrein. Documented in 1175 as Summovico (highest village)’ Sumvitg was part of Cadì, the monastery state of Disentis.

Well worth seeing are the Sumvitg village centre with the Catholic parish church of S. Gion Battesta and the burgher houses, Casa Maissen and Casa Schmidt. The churches at Rabius, Surrein and Cumpadials form the heart of these villages. Also worth visiting is the wooden chapel at Sogn Benedetg on the northern slopes of the valley, built in 1988 by well-known architect Peter Zumthor.

To the north, the area borders on Canton Glarus – the highest point is the Tödi (Romanic: Piz Russein, 3614 m altitude.). On the other side of the valley the municipal area is bordered by the Piz Muraun (2898 m) to the west, the Piz Vial (3168 m)to the south and Piz Tgietschen (2858 m) to the east.

The V-shaped Val Sumvitg (Somvixertal) stretches south from Sumvitg, which via a mule track serves as important access to the Greina high plateau and where the Somvixer Rhein forces its way through narrow, steep gorges. Part of the Greina natural landscape, which is under a protection order, is in the municipality of Sumvitg.

At the lower end of the Val Sumvitg lies the Tenigerbad spa at 1305 m altitude. The mineral spring containing epsomite was first documented in 1580 but is probably much older. The spa is closed but many attempts have been made to reopen it over the last decades.

Sumvitg is central for the upper Surselva ski areas. Cross-country skiers will find the Loipa Cadi passing the doorstep and Sumvitg is also an ideal departure point for sledging and ski tours.

Highlights

  • Val Sumvitg – wild, romantic side valley of the Vorderrhein river with thundering waterfalls and a narrow mule track into the Greina region.
  • Greina high plateau – untouched mountain landscape and tundra-like upland moor, extremely rich in a variety of fauna.
  • Terri-Hütte (2170 m altitude) – at the rear of the Val Sumvitg on the edge of the well-known Greina high plateau, departure point for hikes and climbing in the Greina region.
Sumvitg lies about 7 km down the Rhine from Disentis in the Surselva and belongs to municipalities that have been able to preserve the Romanic language to the present day. The wild, romantic Val Sumvitg is a side valley leading to the Greine high plateau.
The municipal district consists of several villages and hamlets grouped into the quarters of Sumvitg, Cumpadials, Rabius and Surrein. Documented in 1175 as Summovico (highest village)’ Sumvitg was part of Cadì, the monastery state of Disentis.

Well worth seeing are the Sumvitg village centre with the Catholic parish church of S. Gion Battesta and the burgher houses, Casa Maissen and Casa Schmidt. The churches at Rabius, Surrein and Cumpadials form the heart of these villages. Also worth visiting is the wooden chapel at Sogn Benedetg on the northern slopes of the valley, built in 1988 by well-known architect Peter Zumthor.

To the north, the area borders on Canton Glarus – the highest point is the Tödi (Romanic: Piz Russein, 3614 m altitude.). On the other side of the valley the municipal area is bordered by the Piz Muraun (2898 m) to the west, the Piz Vial (3168 m)to the south and Piz Tgietschen (2858 m) to the east.

The V-shaped Val Sumvitg (Somvixertal) stretches south from Sumvitg, which via a mule track serves as important access to the Greina high plateau and where the Somvixer Rhein forces its way through narrow, steep gorges. Part of the Greina natural landscape, which is under a protection order, is in the municipality of Sumvitg.

At the lower end of the Val Sumvitg lies the Tenigerbad spa at 1305 m altitude. The mineral spring containing epsomite was first documented in 1580 but is probably much older. The spa is closed but many attempts have been made to reopen it over the last decades.

Sumvitg is central for the upper Surselva ski areas. Cross-country skiers will find the Loipa Cadi passing the doorstep and Sumvitg is also an ideal departure point for sledging and ski tours.

Highlights

  • Val Sumvitg – wild, romantic side valley of the Vorderrhein river with thundering waterfalls and a narrow mule track into the Greina region.
  • Greina high plateau – untouched mountain landscape and tundra-like upland moor, extremely rich in a variety of fauna.
  • Terri-Hütte (2170 m altitude) – at the rear of the Val Sumvitg on the edge of the well-known Greina high plateau, departure point for hikes and climbing in the Greina region.

Arrival and return Sumvitg

Adresse

Sumvitg Turissem
Canzlia communala
7175 Sumvitg
Tel. +41 (0)81 920 25 05
turissem@sumvitg.ch
www.sumvitg.ch

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Hotel Greina
Hotel Greina
Rabius
Terrihütte SAC
Terrihütte SAC
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Hiking in

Sumvitg
Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 2, Sedrun–Sumvitg
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 17, Trun–Disentis
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Senda Sursilvana
Stage 3, Sumvitg–Breil/Brigels
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Sumvitg
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 2, Disentis–Chur
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Sumvitg
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Val Russein