Welcome to Cvent’s Meeting and Event Planning Guide to Flims Laax Falera, an area guide for meeting professionals. An extremely popular tourist destination at the heart of Grisons in southeastern Switzerland, Flims Laax Falera boasts a spirit of innovation and a variety of valley and mountain unique venues for conferences, meetings, and events. Nestled on a sun terrace between the mountains and above the scenic Rhine Gorge, Flims Laax Falera is one of the largest continuous skiing areas in the Alps, as well as a summertime outdoor playground and a multi-cultural destination.
Flims Laax Falera is located in Graubuenden, Switzerland's top-ranked holiday destination and a thriving sports recreation canton. As the country's largest canton, Graubuenden spans 7,100 square kilometers of mountainous terrain and enjoys its status as the only Swiss region under the influence of three cultures and languages, including German, Romansh, and Italian. Flims Laax Falera sits within a 20-minute drive of the capital city of Chur, a 90-minute drive from Zurich, and less than six miles from the A 13 motorway. Films Laax Falera is also 83 miles from Zurich Airport, Switzerland's largest airport and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. Zurich Airport serves a variety of international destinations, as well as several major U.S. markets. The airport features hotel shuttle and taxi service to Flims Laax Falera. Once in Flims Laax Falera, visitors can hop aboard the free Flims Laax Falera shuttle, which offers seasonal route service throughout the region.
Meeting and convention venues in Flims Laax Falera include the striking Waldhaus Arena, located on the grounds of the 150-room Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa. Waldhaus Arena is equipped to handle meetings and events of up to 1,800 people, and functions as one of Europe's most modern curling venues during the winter months, and as a meeting and event venue from October through March. Event spaces include the 1,472-square-meter Event Hall, the 87-square-meter and 53-square-meter Seminar Rooms and the 94-square-meter Tribune overlooking the arena. Meeting participants are within steps of the Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa's 2,500-square-meter spa and wellness center, as well as its six restaurants.
Flims Laax Falera places of interest celebrate the region's natural beauty and cultural heritage, often highlighting its unique landscape with forests, mountain lakes, and crystal-clear streams. Flims features a large network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, as well as wellness hotels, while Laax is a haven for snowboarding and nightlife. Falera is a quiet, scenic destination with the preserved charm of a Graubuenden mountain village. The region is home to the Tectonic Arena Sardona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision. The beautiful site features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 meters of old Verrucano rock that has pushed onto 35- to 50-million-year-old Flysch rock. In addition to its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Flims Laax Falera features the Rhine Gorge, or Swiss Grand Canyon, known as one of the greatest and most diverse landscapes in the Alps. The scenic river gorge can be gazed upon from the Il Spir viewing platform, from aboard a canoe or river raft, or from the gorge's network of hiking and biking trails.
Visitors and residents alike frequent Lake Cauma to relax, sunbathe, and swim in its beautiful, cool turquoise-green water. Situated within a 10-minute walk of the Flims-Waldhaus parking area, Lake Cauma is surrounded by woodland on three sides and features a public beach and restaurant open during the summer months. Falera is home to Parc La Mutta, a megalithic place of worship. Parc La Mutta features 34 standing stones erected in the Middle Bronze Age, which were used in worship and as a way to calculate the calendar. Last but not least, visitors can observe the beauty above Flims Laax Falera at Mirasteilas Observatory, which houses the largest telescope in Switzerland open to the public.