Peter Zumthor's 7132 Therme attracts architecture fans from all over the world. Hardly any other work combines such local quality with simple elegance and appears so timeless that one would not think that it has been standing in the Graubünden mountain village for over 25 years.
The 30-degree Celsius warm thermal spring is the only one in Graubünden that comes directly from the ground. The Felsentherme was built in the 1990s by the Swiss star architect Peter Zumthor from dark Valser quartzite and has been a cantonal-listed building since 1998. The architecture of the thermal baths differs from the traditional wooden buildings of the region but integrates perfectly into the Vals landscape thanks to the materiality and the fusion with the mountain. To get to the thermal baths, you first have to THROUGH the mountain. Once inside, you immerse yourself in a kind of geometric cave system - the mood for discovery is on! The thermal water flows through brass pipes seemingly directly from the mountain and leaves behind red iron deposits. The bathing area consists of various blocks, which in turn look like individual caves. However, it is designed with a lightness that doesn't overwhelm you but is quite impressive! Curious? Let's go!
Best of all, entry is included in your Glenner hotel booking! Chill out on the stone, let the water float you away, and discover every corner of the fascinating building. If you really want to earn your bath, go on an architectural discovery tour beforehand: the Zervreila power plants, numerous private buildings in and around the mountain village, and the exhibition about Vals' architectural projects in the 7132 Hotel. Here go to 7132 Coffee Shop & Architecture.