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Haldenstein castle ruins

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  • Haldenstein mit Schloss und Ruine im Hintergrund
    / Haldenstein mit Schloss und Ruine im Hintergrund
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Schloss Haldenstein mit prächtigem Schlossgarten
    / Schloss Haldenstein mit prächtigem Schlossgarten
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Ruine Haldenstein
    / Ruine Haldenstein
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Ruinde Haldenstein mit Blick ins Tal
    / Ruinde Haldenstein mit Blick ins Tal
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Ruine Lichtenstein - auch Katzenburg genannt
    / Ruine Lichtenstein - auch Katzenburg genannt
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Blick durch die Ruine Lichtenstein auf Haldenstein und Chur
    / Blick durch die Ruine Lichtenstein auf Haldenstein und Chur
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Ruine Grottenstein
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
450 600 750 900 1050 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Burg Haldenstein Burg Lichtenstein

On this hiking tour you will discover the Castle of Haldenstein and the ruins above the village.

easy
6.8 km
2:15 h
280 m
280 m

The Chur city bus no. 2 takes you to the starting point of this historic hiking tour. At the «Obere Au», where the sports grounds of the city with large swimming pools are situated, you walk through the forest and along the tennis courts to the campsite Au. From there, you walk on the right side of the Rhine river to the village of Haldenstein (playground and barbecue area). There, cross the Rhine and walk into the village. Soon you will see the gorgeous castle of Haldenstein and the ruin of Haldenstein, that is situated further up in the forest. The ruin of Haldenstein is difficult to access. The inner piece of the castle is accessible through a narrow rock ledge, that is very exposed. Alternatively, you can pull yourself through a window to enter the castle. Finally, visit the ruins of Lichtenstein and Grottenstein and walk back to the village of Haldenstein, where you can take the Chur city bus no. 3 back to town.

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Michael Christ 
Updated: 01 03, 2019

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546 m
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Chur, Obere Au (560 m)
Coordinates:
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46.858037, 9.506595
UTM
32T 538616 5189513

Destination

Haldenstein, village

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
280 m
Descent
280 m
Public transport friendly In and out Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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