One Village, one model, one architect

While the natural landscape in the farthest corner of Val Lumnezia is a treasure in itself, the main attraction is the village of Vrin: one village, one model, one architect.

The village of Vrin is located all the way at the end of Val Lumnezia at an altitude of 1448 meters above sea level. The people of Vrin and Peter Rieder, a professor of economics, believed in the centuries-old economic basis of the village and developed a model to demonstrate how a community can make a living with mountain farming. Gion A. Caminada translated economic considerations and social frameworks into architecture. He developed his own style based on structures built in the typical Vrin design, known as “simplicity in wood”. In 1998 this mountain village was awarded the Wakker Prize for preserving its architectural heritage. The Greina High Plateau, one of Switzerland’s most impressive natural landscapes, is also located within the municipality of Vrin. In summer the plateau is conveniently reached with the Bus alpin from Vrin, posta.


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Timetable information

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Timetable 90.441


For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 58 341 34 90 or online.

Late evening connections:
Mandatory reservations

Travel dates / Validity

Route open all year
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Bicycle transport

Not all services have a bicycle transport fixture in/on the vehicle. The transportation of bikes is restricted. There is no guarantee of transportation. During the summer months, there is increased capacity for bicycle transportation. It is not possible to make reservations for bikes

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. For information, please call +41 58 341 34 90

Contact details

PostBus Ltd

+41 58 341 34 90


Mondays through Fridays
8.30–12.00 h and 13.30–17.30 h

Photo: Surselva Tourismus AG