Ems is situated approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) east of Lucerne and 95 miles (153 kilometers) east of Bern, Switzerland's capital.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, can only ever give you a glimpse into the wider textures and qualities of a region. So try to allow a few days to savour Southern Switzerland's other attractions. If you've enough time, head 8 miles (13 kilometers) to get to Flims. Here you can enjoy the Flims Ski Resort and Foppa Gondola Lift.
Around 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the east of Ems is Arosa, an important regional center where you'll find Ski-Club Arosa, Hornli Gondola and Weisshorn. Arosa Weisshorn Valley Gondola, Arosa Ski Resort and Tschuggenhutte are also well-worth calling into before returning to Ems.
For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to visit the region's open-air markets.
Pull on your woollen hat and mittens and enjoy cross-country skiing or snowboarding. These winter sports are great options for locals and tourists alike. Head outside and make the most of the local adventure options in the Ems area. Have a go at mountain climbing or give hiking a try.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your Swiss francs on that last souvenir and say Au revoir / À bientôt to the local characters you have met and the places you've come to love.