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Untervaz

Untervaz lies at the entrance of the Valcosenz ravine between Landquart and Chur to the west of the Rhine at the foot of the Calanda massif, where the Haldensteiner Calanda (2806m) marks the highest point of the district’s territory.
Untervaz comprises the village itself and a number of mountain pastures on the slopes of the Calanda. Behind these northern foothills of the Calanda is the Taminatal (Tamina Valley), which belongs to Sarganserland.

The first records of Untervaz go back to the year 800. The largest part of the village belonged to the Pfäfers Monastery. Untervaz land was also in the ownership of the Schänis Monastery and that of St. Luzi near Chur. There are three ruined castles on Untervaz territory that were all left to fall into disrepair by their former owners: 2km to the south-east on a rock spur over the Rhine is the Neuburg. To the west of the village in a narrow and damp rock crevice in Valcosenz are the ruins of 13th century Rappenstein Castle. Only remnants are still visible of the third castle, Friewis, and its baths. The water coming from its two sources had medicinal properties.

The cement works belonging to the Holcim Group are the largest industrial employer in Untervaz, which is now strongly characterised by trade and industry. Public transport is secured by the bus route to Chur and, on the other side of the Rhine on Trimmis territory, a railway station of the Rhaetian Railway. Untervaz is also home to a base of the Swiss Air Rescue Service REGA.

Highlights

  • Calanda – impressive massif that runs from the Kunkelpass to the cantonal border, forming the north-western boundary to the Bündner Rheintal (Grisons Rhine Valley).
  • Three ruined castles –witnesses to the past of Untervaz, which is today characterised by trade and industry.
Untervaz lies at the entrance of the Valcosenz ravine between Landquart and Chur to the west of the Rhine at the foot of the Calanda massif, where the Haldensteiner Calanda (2806m) marks the highest point of the district’s territory.
Untervaz comprises the village itself and a number of mountain pastures on the slopes of the Calanda. Behind these northern foothills of the Calanda is the Taminatal (Tamina Valley), which belongs to Sarganserland.

The first records of Untervaz go back to the year 800. The largest part of the village belonged to the Pfäfers Monastery. Untervaz land was also in the ownership of the Schänis Monastery and that of St. Luzi near Chur. There are three ruined castles on Untervaz territory that were all left to fall into disrepair by their former owners: 2km to the south-east on a rock spur over the Rhine is the Neuburg. To the west of the village in a narrow and damp rock crevice in Valcosenz are the ruins of 13th century Rappenstein Castle. Only remnants are still visible of the third castle, Friewis, and its baths. The water coming from its two sources had medicinal properties.

The cement works belonging to the Holcim Group are the largest industrial employer in Untervaz, which is now strongly characterised by trade and industry. Public transport is secured by the bus route to Chur and, on the other side of the Rhine on Trimmis territory, a railway station of the Rhaetian Railway. Untervaz is also home to a base of the Swiss Air Rescue Service REGA.

Highlights

  • Calanda – impressive massif that runs from the Kunkelpass to the cantonal border, forming the north-western boundary to the Bündner Rheintal (Grisons Rhine Valley).
  • Three ruined castles –witnesses to the past of Untervaz, which is today characterised by trade and industry.

Arrival and return Untervaz

Adresse

Gemeindeverwaltung Untervaz
Ulmgasse 1
7204 Untervaz
Tel. +41 (0)81 300 07 30
gemeinde@untervaz.ch
www.untervaz.ch

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