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A: View from Schlans

od marc mars, 1.7 km daleko

View from Schlans

B: Switzerland Grisons Obersaxen Panorama Night

od Markus Kaeppeli, 6.4 km daleko

Switzerland Grisons Obersaxen Panorama Night

C: Piz Mundaun

od Kamil Ondrák, 9.5 km daleko

View from the Piz Mundaund (2064 m), Alps, Switzerland

Piz Mundaun

D: Degen -Val Lumnezia -Lugnez

od Dieter Hofer, 10.9 km daleko

 Mit seinen zahlreichen Kirchen und Kapellen prägt Degen wie kein anderes Dorf des Lugnez den Begriff...

Degen -Val Lumnezia -Lugnez

E: Degen - Val Lumnezia

od Dieter Hofer, 11.0 km daleko

Mit seinen zahlreichen Kirchen und Kapellen prägt Degen wie kein anderes Dorf des Lugnez den Begriff ...

Degen - Val Lumnezia

F: Church in Vrin (Grisons, Switzerland)

od Thomas Bredenfeld, 11.0 km daleko

Italian style baroque church in the remote village of Vrin at the end of the Lugnez valley (Val Lumne...

Church in Vrin (Grisons, Switzerland)

G: Pfarrkirche San Vintschegn in Pleif, Vella

od Dieter Hofer, 11.4 km daleko

Die Kirche von Pleif ist das älteste Gotteshaus des Tales (val lumnezia). Urkundlich erwähnt wird sie...

Pfarrkirche San Vintschegn in Pleif, Vella

H: Disentis/Mustér

od Thomas Bredenfeld, 15.1 km daleko

Disentis (Mustér) is the last greater village before approaching the passes Lukmanier (Pass Lucmagn) ...


I: Gross Duessi, above the summit cross

od Silvan Leinss, 16.7 km daleko

Gross Duessi, above the summit cross

J: Ice Grotto, Terma Vals Switzerland

od Alex Hale, 18.4 km daleko

A dramatic ice grottoe with a frozen waterfall. Shot in the Theric valley Vals in Switzerland.

Ice Grotto, Terma Vals Switzerland

This panorama was taken in Grisons, Europe

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