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Laax: 8 fun facts you didn’t know yet!

Did you know that Laax is not only a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, but also has a lot to offer in summer? In this blog post, you’ll discover 8 fun facts about Laax that you definitely didn’t know.

Laax offers breathtaking views of the mountains. In winter, the ski resort attracts visitors with 235 kilometres of pistes and 43 lifts. But active holidaymakers also get their money’s worth in summer: hiking, biking, golfing and horse riding are just some of the possibilities.

Are you ready for a journey full of surprises? Then let yourself be enchanted by the fun facts about Laax!

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Fun facts about the municipality of Laax in Switzerland that you didn’t know yet!

1st largest halfpipe in the world

Since 2015, the largest halfpipe in the world has been located on the Crap Sogn Gion above Laax. With a length of 200 metres, a width of 22 metres and a height of 6.90 metres, it even exceeds the Olympic standard, which is why it is also known as the “superpipe”. It is also unique in that it can be used throughout the winter not only by professionals, but by all freestyle fans.

2. magician Ami Sabi

Children between the ages of 4 and 12 can learn exciting things about the mountain world around Flims Laax Falera and the four elements in a playful way from the magician Ami Sabi. All young guests can marvel, learn, ask questions and do handicrafts in the summer wonderland and the Ami Sabi workshop.

3rd longest treetop walk in the world

The “Senda dil Dragun”, the longest treetop walk in the world, not only connects the two districts of Laax Murschetg and Laax Dorf. The 1.56 kilometre-long walkway offers our young and old guests the opportunity to experience the Laax forest at eye level with the trees and enjoy the peace and quiet.

4th Laax Open

The Laax Open is a freestyle competition in the Flims-Laax-Falera ski area that usually takes place in January.

5 UNESCO World Heritage Site

The mountain world with the Tschingelhörner has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

6th Grand Canyon of the Alps

The “Ruinaulta” Rhine Gorge is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Graubünden and is unique even in the Alps. This is why it is also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Alps” or the “Swiss Grand Canyon”.

7th Lags

The place name Laax, which was originally Lags, means “lakes”.

8th Crap Fraissen

Crap Fraissen is a five metre high boulder made of Ilanz Verrucano rock. It is located on a hiking trail a good 500 metres above Lake Laax in Laax.

About Laax

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Laax is a municipality in the Surselva in the canton of Graubünden and has around 2,000 inhabitants. Laax is a popular holiday resort and winter sports area.

History:

Laax was first mentioned in a document in 1290. In 1428, the freemen of Laax bought their freedom from the rule of Count Rudolf VII of Werdenberg-Sargans for 300 gold ducats. In 1434, the freemen of Laax came under the patronage of the Bishop of Chur. In the 19th century, Laax developed into a popular health resort.

Places of interest:

  • Catholic parish church of St Otmar and Gallus
  • Villa Van der Ploeg
  • The large boulder Crap Fraissen above Lake Laax
  • The Laax treetop walk

Economy:

Tourism is the most important economic sector in Laax. Laax is also home to industry and agriculture.

Transport:

Laax can be reached by car and bus. The nearest motorway junction is in Reichenau.

Education:

There is a primary school and a secondary school in Laax.

Culture:

Various cultural events take place in Laax throughout the year.

Leisure time:

Laax is a popular starting point for hikes, bike tours and winter sports.

Bonus tip: Discover Laax with Foxtrail

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Foxtrail is a unique and interactive scavenger hunt that offers visitors an innovative way to discover Laax and its sights. In this adventure, participants are guided through the town in teams, solving puzzles and deciphering clues to find the next location on their way. This experience is designed to not only encourage physical movement through the town, but also to challenge teamwork and logical thinking.

How does the Foxtrail in Laax work?

Starting point: Each Foxtrail begins at a designated starting point where teams receive their documents and initial clues. This marks the start of their adventure through Laax.

Solve puzzles: Participants have to solve various puzzles that lead them to hidden messages, unusual places and impressive sights in Laax. The puzzles are designed to encourage participants to take a closer look at the surroundings and engage with the town’s history and culture.

Team experience: Although Foxtrail can be experienced with family, friends or as a team-building activity with colleagues, the focus is on the shared experience. The tasks require communication and co-operation, which makes the whole thing a social experience.

By taking part in a Foxtrail in Laax, visitors get the opportunity to explore the town in a fun way. They not only discover the well-known sights, but also hidden corners and special places that are off the beaten track. At the same time, they learn interesting facts about Laax and its history, making the experience both educational and entertaining. Foxtrail thus offers a perfect combination of adventure, culture and fun, ideal for anyone who wants to discover Laax in a unique and interactive way.

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