Ilanz

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Ilanz (Romantsch:Glion) is a town in the Surselva.

Get in[edit]

  • By Plane and Train

Trains run frequently from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, changing in Chur, taking in the spectacular Rhine gorge. Zurich is the nearest International Airport, other options include the Milan and Friedrichshafen airports.

Get around[edit]

The Post Buses run to every conceivable village including nearby, including Vals, Vrin, Obersaxen, Laax Dorf, Ladir, Ruschein. The open-air terminal is opposite the train station. The town center is manageable on foot, yet the outskirts may need a bike to reach quickly.

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The main street of Ilanz curves to the left after crossing the railway. The train station is accessed on the left immediately after the crossing. On the bend of the road a wide cobbled semi- pedestrianised street flows to the right, this is where markets are held every Saturday, selling staple foods as well as local specialities, e.g. Bundner Fleisch (a cured beef) and Salzis (similar to salami). This street leads into the old quarter.

  • Ilanz Museum +41 81 925 43 23. Winter: Tuesdays, Saturdays and every first Sunday of the month from 2-5PM Summer: Tuesdays, Thursdys, Saturdays and every first Sunday of the month from 2-5PM. The museum is on the subject of Romansch and Surselvan culture

The old town is made entirely of cobbled streets, with solid stone buildings lining the narrow way, the occasional tower.or steeple looming above. They generally have brightly painted and patterned shutters and hefty wooden doors, a charming part of town ideal for spending a sunny afternoon getting lost.

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Just down-river from Ilanz is the Swiss Grand Canyon, a gorge cut out of the white rock by the Vorderhein. The sheer white 300 meter cliffs make a stunning albeit short experience.

  • Cycling

Veloland Schweiz Route 2 runs straight through Ilanz

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