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Impressive gorge with the river Rhein

When in the hood a absolute must to visit, impressive natural gorge, enchanting and almost... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Steepest of gorges.....

Very seldom in nature does water (the headwaters of the Rhine) cut such a steep-sided gorge over... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Andrew T
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

When in the hood a absolute must to visit, impressive natural gorge, enchanting and almost outworderly, Parking is limited 6Chf entrance worth !

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kate O
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

What an impressive place! Over 300 steps down and then back up to see what the power of water can do. Totally worth a visit and very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Harrytoad
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We were originally planning on stopping here for the view, but when we saw you could go down closer via stairs, we decided to try it. It looked intimidating from the top, but it wasn't too bad if you took your time to go slowly...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Stephanie1026
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Hardly anybody travelling from Northern to Southern Europe and vice versa is aware of this gem of nature spectacle and history that the Viamala is. It has been one of the bottlenecks in the trade, at the begin an almost insurmountable obstacle until it is...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Donat A
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

The Viamala Gorge is about half way along the hiking trail fro the town of Thusis to Zillis (although you could drive there or catch a bus). It's a great hike, through forests, along the gorge, over bridges, across lush meadows and through some cute...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Russell V
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The Viamala Gorge is a must when you are in the area. This small attraction is filed with unforgettable views paired with history as the most dangerous part of the old path through the alps.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank DaKe72
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We went to see this in person after viewing a TV documentary about the Upper Rhine river. This is the area where the river begins, and the size and depth of the gorge that has been carved out of the rock walls is amazing. If...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Reviewed 11 August 2014

You would not really expect a place like this just on the side of the road. There is not a lot of parking space, but it's very easy to find. The walk down the gorge is easy, just be prepared for a lot of stair...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Maaike F
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Alex D
15 April 2017|
Response from Gästeinformatio... T | Property representative |
Correctly! Use of the hiking trails is free of charge, for the stair descent you pay entrance. The visit of the stairway in the center of the gorge takes 30-40 min. For the way to the bridge Traversinersteg (direction... More
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Alex D
14 April 2017|
Response from Gästeinformatio... T | Property representative |
Hi! The opening hours refer to the visitor center with the stairs. 30 min is the minimum to visite the Center of the gorge with the steps down to the River of the Rhine. The hiking trails through the viamala gorge (from... More
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Stef S
23 March 2017|
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Yes of course. Dogs are also welcome.
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