The many faces of Graubünden
Swap the dreary daily grind for colourful moments and experience bright and beautiful autumn days in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. From 31 October to 4 December 2022, the day ticket will be available from as little as CHF 35 and valid in the graubündenPASS network.
How about a stroll through the Engadin with its golden larch groves and enchanting lake scenery? Along the way, you will continuously come across silver thistle, which used to be picked by locals before winter to ward off illnesses and evil spirits. Nowadays, the delightful flower from the genus of flowering plants known as Carlina is protected.
Even food lovers will be in their element in autumnal Graubünden. Local restaurateurs serve hearty dishes of wild game and mushroom specialities, while big top-class restaurants invite guests to sample autumnal creations. Visit the outdoor hot tub in Scuol and enjoy the calm before the Christmas storm. Or how about pausing for a moment’s reflection in Peter Zumthor’s St. Benedict Chapel in Sumvitg? The “Silver Thistle” special opens up a wealth of new horizons.
Top experiences at a low price: With our leisure vouchers, you will also be able to enjoy the numerous attractive reductions and added extras offered by RhB leisure partners.
The “Silver Thistle” day ticket is available at all RhB railway stations as well as the ticket machines incl. PostAuto in Graubünden, at the SBB railway stations Chur and Landquart, at major post offices, at the PostBus desk in Chur as well as from PostBus drivers.
The “Silver Thistle” autumn special lets you enjoy unlimited travel throughout the whole canton.
The Albula and Bernina sections are masterpieces of civil and railway engineering. Landscape and railway blend into one: in wide radii, ingenious man-made structures punctuate rugged valleys.
Active relaxation is the order of the day in the Lower Engadin: go hiking in the Swiss National Park from Zernez, walk in the footsteps of children’s book character Schellenursli in Guarda and bathe in the soothing thermal waters in Scuol.
The Prättigau region between Landquart and Davos is both gently rolling and at the same time wildly mountainous. Hikers, bikers, those with an interest in culture and those who enjoy the finer things in life will all find something to write home about here.
The magic of the mountains or vibrant city life? The oldest town in Switzerland offers both. Picturesque lanes and snow-covered peaks, modern shopping centres and unspoilt natural beauty, trendy restaurants and interesting museums. That's simply Chur: the first city of the Alps.
Ruinaulta is the name given to the monumental Rhine Gorge between Ilanz and Reichenau in the local Romansh dialect. You will see rare birds, white rock faces and bizarre geological formations in the Swiss Grand Canyon that can only be crossed on foot, by bike, train or boat.
The Albula and Bernina section of track is a masterpiece in terms of civil engineering and routing. Landscape and railway blend into one: in wide radiuses, ingenious man-made structures punctuate rugged valleys. The Landwasser Viaduct, the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Brusio Circular Viaduct all stand testimony to the early, pioneering days of the railway.
The Prättigau region between Landquart and Davos is both gently rolling and at the same time wildly mountainous. Hikers, bikers, those with an interest in culture and those who enjoy the finer things in life will all find something to write home about here – coupled with true hospitality.
Golden yellow larches and green Swiss pine line the broad slopes of the Engadin. Add sunshine and blue skies to create the perfect backdrop for a journey between Scuol and Samedan.
This viaduct turns round a 360-degree curve, lengthening the track so that it is possible to overcome the difference in altitude in the narrow Valposchiavo. The Brusio Circular Viaduct is considered the most spectacular construction on the Bernina Line.
The valley in the southern Alps is a great place to enjoy lengthy hikes, leisurely strolls and fine regional specialities. Explore the historic heart of Poschiavo, centred around its pleasant piazza, and discover various aspects of the valley's history in one of the museums or the colourful "Spanish Quarter" built by returning emigrants. Soaking up the beautiful scenery at the Lago di Poschiavo makes a fitting end to a memorable trip.
Reaching the border: the little Italian town of Tirano is a customs post and the southern point of departure of the Bernina Line. The pilgrimage church of Madonna di Tirano dominates the romantic Old Town. The Italian way of life is reflected by the palazzi and ice cream.
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All prices are in CHF
The "Silver Thistle" day ticket is not valid for dogs. A dog day ticket can be purchased for CHF 25.00.
Supplements and seat reservations are not included in the price.
Valid for all graubündenPASS zones. The “Silver Thistle” day ticket is valid in the Swiss canton of Graubünden on:
The area of validity can be seen on this map.
The “Silver Thistle” day ticket is available at all RhB railway stations, at the SBB railway stations Chur and Landquart, at major post offices (Flims Dorf and Lenzerheide/Lai), at the PostBus desk in Chur as well as from PostBus drivers.