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Grabs is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Werdenberg in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.HistoryGrabs is first mentioned in 841 as Quaravedes. In 979 it was mentioned as Quadravedes, then in 1235 as Grabdis and in 1253 as Graps.GeographyGrabs has an area, of 54.7km2. Of this area, 50% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (12.9%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).The municipality is located in the Werdenberg Wahlkreis. The eastern portion of the municipality is on edge of the Rhine valley, but doesn't reach the Rhine. The larger part of the municipality is on the eastern slope of the Churfirsten-Alvier group. It consists of the village of Grabs, scattered settlements on the Grabserberg with the hamlets of Forst, Lehn and Schluss, the village section of Studen, the scattered settlement of Studnerberg and the little city of Werdenberg. It also includes lightly settled alpine pastures on the broad Maiensässgürtel.The city of Werdenberg with its castle (Schloss Werdenberg) is part of the municipality.Voralpsee and Werdenbergersee are located in the municipality.Grabs is in Canton of St. Gallen. In the build up to your vacation in Grabs, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Switzerland online trip itinerary builder.
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