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4 Lake Hike to the Obersee, both Prätschlakes and the Scheideggseeli

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  • Obersee
    / Obersee
  • / Blick über's Scheideggseeli ins obere Schanfigg
    Photo: Nina Mattl, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Oberer Prätschsee 2
  • / Oberer Prätschsee
m 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Feuerstelle Rot Tritt Sennerei Maran Arosa, Maran Oberer Prätschsee Oberer Prätschsee Isblaatere Unterer Prätschsee Arosa, Maran Isblaatere
This hike takes you to 4 of a total of 10 lakes in Arosa. From the Obersee you start in the direction of Maran, then continue to the lower Prätschsee to Scheideggseeli and at the end to the upper Prätschsee. Afterwards you will return to the village on beautiful paths.
easy
Distance 16.1 km
5:05 h
709 m
367 m

The Part 10 Lakes Hike passes four of the lakes.

Obersee

The Obersee is situated at 1'739 m.a.s.l. and is the larger of the two lakes in the middle of the development area of Arosa. Numerous waterfowl and reed birds, as well as diving ducks and most European swimming ducks can be found on the Obersee.

Lower Prätschsee

The Lower Prätschsee is situated at 1,910 m.a.s.l., a bit below the Upper Prätschsee and a bit hidden, but accessible via a narrow path.

Scheideggseeli

The Scheideggseeli is located at 2,080 m.a.s.l. in an alpine pasture in the alpine zone at the Scheidegghalde. Wild ducks breed at this lake from time to time, although the secluded water body offers no natural protection for the clutch.

Upper Prätschsee

The Upper Prätschsee is located at 1,987 m.a.s.l., as the name suggests, in the Prätsch area. A fireplace with wood is available for everyone at the lake.

 

The board for the 10-Lake-Plausch is placed at the outflow of the lake.

Author’s recommendation

The ascent to Maran can also be reached by bus.
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Update: March 26, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Scheidegg, 2,098 m
Lowest point
Obersee, 1,737 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Prätschalp Beizli - Sommer
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Strumpf Bar, Hotel Vetter
Sennerei Maran
Caffé Spettacolo
Hotel Vetter mit Restaurant Vetter Stübli
Isblaatere
Güterschuppen Arosa

Tips and hints

10-Lake-Hike

Start

Obersee Arosa (1,737 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'124E 1'183'985N
DD
46.785040, 9.679913
DMS
46°47'06.1"N 9°40'47.7"E
UTM
32T 551897 5181501
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Destination

Obersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

After starting at the Obersee you will get to the squirrel trail, If you follow the squirrel trail you will get to Maran. From there you hike on. After you have passed the Prätschalp, you hike over the Rot Tritt to the Lower Prätschsee, then over the Ochsenalp to the Scheideggseeli and finally to the Upper Prätschsee. Afterwards you go directly back on the hiking trail in the direction of the village to the Obersee. In Maran you can also do the last part of the hike with the local bus.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the RhB from Chur to Arosa. Directly at the train station in Arosa is already the start of the hike - the Obersee.

Getting there

By car on the road from Chur to Arosa.

Parking

There are parking spaces next to the train station. The Ochsenbühl parking garage is also within walking distance.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'124E 1'183'985N
DD
46.785040, 9.679913
DMS
46°47'06.1"N 9°40'47.7"E
UTM
32T 551897 5181501
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, clothing suitable for every weather condition, food

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
5:05 h
Ascent
709 m
Descent
367 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights

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