Walking through the Buendner Herrschaft's vineyards (Graubunden)

This wonderful walk is only one hour away by train from Zurich or Davos and only minutes away form Bad-Ragaz. The Bündner Herrschaft wine region is situated in a larger area known as Heidiland, which was made popular by Johanna Spyri's novel. Walking through the quiet vineyards dominated by the Graubünden Mountains is a delight. The walk is easy and they are many stops along the trail to taste the local wines including their world famous Pinot Noir.   

Malans train (RHB) and bus station - climb the Unterdorfstrasse to the Postplatz - take the Jeninserstrasse to leave the village - when you reach the cable car, to the right hand side of the road, often in parallel, there is apedestrian path to Jenins - walk through the village of Jenins and on the exit you will find the Alter Torkel - walk towards Maienfeld - at 200 meters catch path named Untere Rofelserweg in the direction of Maienfeld - move on to a samll path Teilerrüfeweg - turn left onto Rofelsergasse wich becomes Lurgasse - turn left onto Bovelgasse - reach the Aeuli Stutz and walk down to the train station.



  • Access by train (one hour) from Zurich or Davos via the Landquart train station and take the local bus up to Malans
  • Distance: 6 Km (from Malans to Maienfeld)
  • Duration: 1h 20 minutes (non stop)
  • Difference in levels: upward 100 meters and downward 160 meters
  • Difficulty: easy walk
  • Return by train from the Maienfeld train station


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*The list is non exhaustive.