Viamala Gorge

Viamala Gorge, Zillis: Hours, Address, Viamala Gorge Reviews: 4.5/5

Viamala Gorge
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Visit the Viamala Canyon and experience this impressive monument for yourself. Carved through the massive cliffs thousands of years ago by glacial ice and the waters of the Rhine (Hinterrhein), the Viamala Canyon still contains living evidence of its fascinating history for you to discover today. Well worth a visit, even in bad weather!
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marc l
Delft, The Netherlands1,512 contributions
Viamala Notte
Aug 2019 • Family
6 times per year there is on thursday evening in summer an evening guide/event. Erwin explains with.... (forgot her name) alot about the ancient history till now what happend there. It is in German/hoch Schweiz and sometimes they speak away from the crowd and therefore difficult to understand/hear.
The tourist Verein is very helpfull when you ASK details and response is also quick and friendly. If you are able to climb stairs and good in the German language you must opt for the Notte. It is different but interessting.
Written 5 August 2019
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Greg-Turnbull
Zurich, Switzerland157 contributions
Well Worth the Price
May 2019 • Solo
Thusis is a little off the beaten track for most tourists, and you can only get to the Waterfall/Gorge by car or walking - the bus also runs in the summer. There is a nice little shop & a fee to pay to go down and get a close look, plus walk along the river a bit. Well worth it, as the views are great. Also try the Traversina hanging bridge nearby if you don't mind the walk...
Written 14 May 2019
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Greg-Turnbull
Zurich, Switzerland157 contributions
Beautiful Gorge Lots of Bridges & Things to See/Do
May 2019 • Solo
I got the bus from Thusis to Zillis and walked back along the Viamala Gorge via the river, under & over the various bridges, etc. This is a great, well marked walk, if a little long. There is lots to see, like waterfalls, ruins, castles, etc. Don't miss the hanging bridge not far from Viamala. You can also visit by car which is an interesting drive. There is a fee to pay to go down see the waterfall/gorge itself from the road, but it's worth it...
Written 14 May 2019
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Superfurry
Amsterdam, The Netherlands170 contributions
Impressive gorge with the river Rhein
Aug 2018 • Friends
When in the hood a absolute must to visit, impressive natural gorge, enchanting and almost outworderly, Parking is limited 6Chf entrance worth !
Written 7 August 2018
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Andrew T
Torquay, UK147 contributions
Steepest of gorges.....
Jul 2018 • Family
Very seldom in nature does water (the headwaters of the Rhine) cut such a steep-sided gorge over many thousands of years. The Romans found it to be a formidable obstacle in this important trading route. The name Viamala means "bad road". They built wooden bridges and cut roads into the cliffs for access and in later centuries there were many skirmishes over control of the route. The modern visitor centre is stylish as you would expect from the Swiss, and modern steps (300) have been built for the descent, each step equivalent to 80 years of erosion. Fascinating. Boulders have been spun around by the water to create beautiful polished circular potholes. Well worth a visit. Our children loved it. Coffee was pretty good too.
Written 28 July 2018
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Kate O
Sedona, AZ307 contributions
Such a cool, unexpected surprise!
May 2018 • Couples
We were road tripping through 8 countries in Europe without any real itinerary when we stumbled upon this little gem. We initially stopped to use the restroom and decided to go on the little tour through the gorge. It was really beautiful and there were lots of fun facts about the gorge and the river. I wish it was a little larger and there were more spots to explore, but it was a neat experience and I'd do it again
Written 28 May 2018
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Pedro S
Zurich, Switzerland23 contributions
Beautiful natural formations
Jul 2017 • Family
Beautiful, powerful and yet so soothing. It is worth the quick stop. Very nicely kept, next time i will like to explore it with a canoe.
Written 12 July 2017
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Frequenttraveler031
Schaffhausen, Switzerland403 contributions
Stunning
Jun 2017 • Business
This is a must when you are in the area. One of the most beautiful sights I've seen in Switzerland. Quite a few steps down to the bottom, but worth the hassle.
Written 27 June 2017
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zurichhiker
Zurich159 contributions
Amazing gorge
Jan 2017 • Family
The route already uses by the Romans had to cross this wild part between Thusis and Andeer. The wild gorge gives an impression, what obstacles had to be overcome by the ancient travellers.
Written 4 January 2017
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Marc le Grand
Geneva, Switzerland93 contributions
Beautiful nature at its best.
Sep 2016 • Solo
An amazing piece of nature. Nicely made where you have stairs so you can walk down form the main road all the way down (close) to the water line. Nicely cut out of the mountain so that you see a major portion of the gorge. They even have a wooden bridge so you can cross and see the other side.
The best thing is that when you walk back up you see small signs that show the level of the gorge x amount of years ago.
From the gorge you see towards the south a very old stone bridge made in the early 1700.
The best is to go early in the morning as parking is very limited (max 1 h). You can also take public transport as the bus stops here too.
Written 8 September 2016
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