Tschappina is the highest-lying community on the Heinzenberg. The area occupied by the Walser community stretches from the Glaspass (Glass Pass) to the Safien Valley and to the immediate vicinity of Safien Platz.
The widely scattered farms are located at an elevation of 1,400 to 1,850 meters. The sections Innerglas, Ausserglas, Obergmeind, Ober- and Untertschappina are part of the community. Walser people, who migrated from Safien Valley to Heinzenberg, settled the area in the 14th century. Tschappina thus has been part of the German-speaking communities of Canton Graubünden for centuries.