Star hunters, future astronauts and discoverers of distant galaxies have come to the right place: Mirasteilas Observatory is home to Switzerland's largest telescope open to the public. The 1.6 ton Cassegrain telescope has a focal length of nine meters. Asteroids, comets and satellites are observed here. The data obtained is supplied to the U.S. space agency NASA. So it's well worth a visit.
Did you know that Switzerland's largest megalithic site is located in Falera? Around 1,600 - 1,200 BC, the people of Falera created a unique center for astronomy, mathematics and cult - the Parc la Mutta. Embark on a journey into the past on a guided tour and dive into life 3'500 years ago.
CULARTA forms an innovative combination of atelier house and exhibition space and is a meeting place for artists and art lovers. Art is created, exhibited and communicated in one place. It is available to artists for work on their own objects, for public workshops and exhibitions.
The Yellow House is, in fact, white. This is not the only surprise, however. Shortly before his death in 1995, the architect Rudolf Olgiati bequeathed part of his collection of cultural treasures to the town of Flims on the condition that the Yellow House, situated in the centre of the town, be renovated according to his wishes, namely that it be "painted white from top to bottom". In 1997, his son Valerio Olgiati received the architectural contract to redesign the house from the town of Flims. It's well worth a visit, as the building which has won several architectural awards also houses various different types of exhibitions.
In a former mill in Ilanz, an extraordinary architectural space was created out of stamped clay – the Cinema Sil Plaz. Ramun Capaul and Gordian Blumenthal created a true cultural treasure for the entire region here. The building also contains the Café sil Plaz, developed by Rudolf Olgiati.
The architect from Flims, Rudolf Olgiati, created a unique collection of works during his lifetime. As a follower of the New Objectivity movement, he predominantly built family homes in Graubünden and restored old aristocratic houses and farmhouses. He combined international architecture with the autochthonous Swiss architecture. These original architectural works are well worth a visit along your walk.
Did you know that Flims boasts some world-renowned architecture? Valerio Olgiati frequently causes a stir in international architectural circles. With the Yellow House (built 1995-99) in Flims, he created a world-famous monument. In 2008, he set up shop close to the home of his father and has worked in his black architectural office there since then.