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At south eastern end of the Tschuggen, the observatory is situated. It was built in 1938 and has been in service until 2002.

The Swiss Observatory (astro physical observatory of ETH Zürich) which was built in 1938 and stopped its operation in 2002 is located at the south-easy end of the Tschuggen hill and now belongs to the civil community of Chur.

Contact Person:

Theo Hess

Falknisweg 2

7302 Landquart

T +41 81 322 43 52

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Updated: September 21, 2020

Public transport

From Chur, the Rhaetian Railway will bring you to Arosa every hour. At the train station, the Arosa bus expects you, which drives to the bus stopp Prätschli. From there, the observatory is reachable in about one hour by foot.

Getting there

From Chur follow the signs to Arosa. Turn right when you reach the petrol station at the entrance of the village and follow the street to Prätschli

Parking

As there is only a limited number of parking spaces available at Prätschli, we recommend to leave your car at the parking garage Ochsenbühl. There is a bus stopp Ochsenbühl only a few metres away from the garage.

Coordinates

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46.780606, 9.662631
DMS
46°46'50.2"N 9°39'45.5"E
UTM
32T 550582 5180997
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Routes through this place

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
2.3 km
0:40 h
10 m
180 m
16.4 km
3:26 h
916 m
915 m
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Observatory

Bürgergemeinde Chur, Bodmerstrasse 2
7000 Chur

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Theme trail · Arosa
Bärenland Erlebnisweg Winter
easy
2.3 km
0:40 h
10 m
180 m
Die Route vom Erlebnisweg Bärenland führt vom Arosa Bärenland zur Tschuggenhütte, am Bergkirchli vorbei und bis zur Kulmwiese.
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Trail running · Switzerland
Arosa Trail Run 16km - short but sweet
moderate
16.4 km
3:26 h
916 m
915 m
Quick info: -16 km -921 +/-‐ altitude metres -1 mountain prize / 1 summit
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