This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sils im Domleschg.
Sils im Domleschg, Switzerland, is a small municipality in the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is the easternmost Swiss canton, bordering Austria, Italy, and Liechtenstein. The capital of the canton is Chur; the town is around twenty-five kilometres north of Sils im Domleschg. Around nine hundred people permanently live in this small municipality, which is located in the Dolmesch Valley in the Viamala Region. The region is named after the narrow and infamous gorge Viamala, which is most difficult section to get to the San Bernardino and Splügen, two high mountain passes near the Italian boarder. The valley is well known for its natural beauty and the favourable climate. Therefore, the Dolmesch Valley is also called the “Orchard of Graubünden.” If you want to get there, you can use the public transport such as trains and buses. Check out connections to Chur first; there are even international bus routes to Germany. From Chur, you can take regular trains and buses.
If you want to spend your holidays in Sils im Domleschg, you have various hotels and guesthouses to chose from. Many accommodations are designed in the traditional alpine architecture, which resembles a wooden country house. If you are a backpacker and you look for a cheaper option, you'll find a Sils im Domleschg, Switzerland hostel in the municipality. Your hostel in Sils im Domleschg, Switzerland, offers a rather unique experience, as it's housed in Ehrenfels Castle, a beautiful complex from the thirteenth century. Your Sils im Domleschg, Switzerland hostel does not offer free Wi-Fi.
The municipality is a great holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts. There are numerous hiking trails in the region. The dramatic Viamala Gorge is worthwhile to visit. One of the most scenic and most beautiful trails is Via Capricorn. It starts and ends in Wergestein, around fifteen kilometres south of Sils im Domleschg. On this trail, you can see a Capricorn colony in the wild -- a unique experience. If you like history and architecture, check out the more than twenty ruined Medieval castles in the region between Rhäzuns and Thusis.
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