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The horse-drawn carriage driver from the wild vall

He speaks the horses’ language, but never sees himself as a horse whisperer. Werner “Wohli” Wohlwend is a coachman, businessman and family man. His heart belongs to the horses. He's got over 50 of them on his farm so that the horse-drawn bus in the Roseg Valley can stick to its timetable. He knows each and every horse by name.

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Werner Wohlwend’s heart belongs to the horses.

He keeps over 50 of them on his farm in Pontresina (GR) and knows them all by name. From there, he takes happy visitors with his horse-drawn omnibus up to the car-free Roseg Valley five times a day in winter.

Passion for cart horses

Werner "Wohli" Wohlwend is the owner of the horse farm today where he often helped out as a little boy. As a coachman, he leads numerous guests with his beloved cart horses through the snow-covered landscape into the Roseg Valley every day in winter. Whether it’s in a traditional sleigh or in the 19-meter long horse-drawn omnibus weighing 11.5 tons – Wohli knows how to bring all his fellow travelers safely to their destination on the narrow mountain roads: "I researched how the old stagecoaches did it in reading matter. And it works."

Wild winter idyll

Pontresina is situated at 1,805 meters in the sunny Val Bernina and is the starting point for excursions into the idyllic Roseg Valley – one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys in Switzerland. Wrapped in cuddly skins, you can enjoy a sleigh ride with Wohli through the mystical pine and larch forests while sipping a warm punch – and with a bit of luck you might even spot chamois and red deer in the spectacular mountain scenery.

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The coachman

Werner "Wohli" Wohlwend harnesses the animals.

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Horses

Over 50 horses belong to his stud farm.

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