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Tenna
Walserweg Safiental
Walserweg Safiental
Stage 1, Versam, Bahnhof–Tenna
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Walserweg Safiental
Stage 2, Tenna–Safien Platz
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Rheinschluchttour
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Safiental
Tenna

Tenna

The inhabitants of the old Walser village, Tenna, which lies above the primal, wild Safiental valley, are considered to be «frank and forthright» but also open-minded and prepared to give visitors an introduction to their unique culture and region.
Here in the remote Safiental, a side valley of the Rheinschlucht gorge, primeval nature can be experienced in its variety of facets, whether on the many pass crossings in the rugged Rheinschlucht gorge or the tiny Walser villages in the midst of fragrant mountain pastures. One of these villages is Tenna, nestling on a sunny high plateau, from where views of the Safiental valley and the surrounding mountain peaks are already fantastic. Those taking the hiking trail around the village will be even more amazed. Views sweep far across the Graubunden mountain world and deep into the valley of the Rheinschlucht gorge. An especially scenic excursion takes you to the Eschgi reservoir, which snakes between dark fir trees.

The way of life in Tenna is as long-established as its natural surroundings. The village is dominated by the church, its walls embellished with frescos. The houses are in typical Walser style; black-timber clad, decorated with bright, colourful flowers. In contrast to many other mountain villages, Tenna retains a vibrant village life. It seems that the village with around 100 inhabitants has been little affected by the pressures of migration. But time has not stood still in Tenna. Innovative ideas for retaining the school and the Alpine-farming cooperative bear testament to a village community that is committed to looking to the future.

Highlights

  • Passes - though the Safiental valley seems isolated today, the valley once had strong links to the outside world via mule-train trading routes that are now little known.
  • Rheinschlucht gorge - impressive rock formations, formed following rockslides on the Flimser mountains between Ilanz and Reichenau. Easily seen from a train window or inflatable boat.
The inhabitants of the old Walser village, Tenna, which lies above the primal, wild Safiental valley, are considered to be «frank and forthright» but also open-minded and prepared to give visitors an introduction to their unique culture and region.
Here in the remote Safiental, a side valley of the Rheinschlucht gorge, primeval nature can be experienced in its variety of facets, whether on the many pass crossings in the rugged Rheinschlucht gorge or the tiny Walser villages in the midst of fragrant mountain pastures. One of these villages is Tenna, nestling on a sunny high plateau, from where views of the Safiental valley and the surrounding mountain peaks are already fantastic. Those taking the hiking trail around the village will be even more amazed. Views sweep far across the Graubunden mountain world and deep into the valley of the Rheinschlucht gorge. An especially scenic excursion takes you to the Eschgi reservoir, which snakes between dark fir trees.

The way of life in Tenna is as long-established as its natural surroundings. The village is dominated by the church, its walls embellished with frescos. The houses are in typical Walser style; black-timber clad, decorated with bright, colourful flowers. In contrast to many other mountain villages, Tenna retains a vibrant village life. It seems that the village with around 100 inhabitants has been little affected by the pressures of migration. But time has not stood still in Tenna. Innovative ideas for retaining the school and the Alpine-farming cooperative bear testament to a village community that is committed to looking to the future.

Highlights

  • Passes - though the Safiental valley seems isolated today, the valley once had strong links to the outside world via mule-train trading routes that are now little known.
  • Rheinschlucht gorge - impressive rock formations, formed following rockslides on the Flimser mountains between Ilanz and Reichenau. Easily seen from a train window or inflatable boat.

Arrival and return Tenna

Adresse

Safiental Tourismus
Haus Signina
7104 Versam
Tel. +41 (0)81 630 60 16
info@safiental.ch
www.safiental.ch

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B&B Buchli-Wieland
B&B Buchli-Wieland
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Camping Carrera
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Gästehaus Wanna
Gästehaus Wanna
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On the «Polenweg» over the Tomülpass
On the «Polenweg» over the Tomülpass
Versamer Gorge – a daring passageway
Versamer Gorge – a daring passageway
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Hiking in

Tenna
Walserweg Safiental
Walserweg Safiental
Stage 1, Versam, Bahnhof–Tenna
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Walserweg Safiental
Walserweg Safiental
Stage 2, Tenna–Safien Platz
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Mountain biking in

Tenna
Rheinschluchttour
Calörtsch