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Middle station Arosa Weisshorn - Schwellisee lake - Mountain Chapel - Innerarosa

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A relaxed hike from the Weisshorn middle station to the mountain chapel and the local history museum - the two cultural highlights of Arosa.
Distance 8.9 km
2:33 h
206 m
360 m
2,072 m
1,857 m
The hike starts with the Weisshorn gondola from Arosa to the middle station. Once at the middle station the path leads through the ski area, passing grazing cows and across flower meadows all the way to the crystal clear and icy cold Schwellisee lake. As of here the return journey to the mountain chapel begins - it is worth visiting the cemetery and taking a glance inside the chapel. The local history museum at the Eggahuus is not far from the mountain chapel. A tour of the museum or even a speech in the old Wals house are always unforgettable experiences. The next bus stop is nearby and the bus ride only a takes a few minutes to arrive back at the starting point.
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Update: January 11, 2022
Highest point
2,072 m
Lowest point
1,857 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.44%Dirt road 55.03%Nature trail 6.23%Path 30.29%
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0.7 km
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4.9 km
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0.6 km
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2.7 km
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Rest stops

Brüggerstuba at the middle station
Restaurant Alpenblick
Restaurant Gspänli
Restaurant Erzhorn

Tips and hints

The hike also possible during the winter season.

Start

Mittelstation Arosa - Weisshorn (2,011 m)
Coordinates:
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2'769'820E 1'184'121N
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46.786599, 9.662903
DMS
46°47'11.8"N 9°39'46.5"E
UTM
32T 550597 5181663
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Destination

Innerarosa

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts with the Weisshorn gondola from Arosa to the middle station. Once at the middle station the path leads through the ski area, passing grazing cows and across flower meadows all the way to the crystal clear and icy cold Schwellisee lake. As of here the return journey to the mountain chapel begins - it is worth visiting the cemetery and taking a glance inside the chapel. The local history museum at the Eggahuus is not far from the mountain chapel. A tour of the museum or even a speech in the old Wals house are always unforgettable experiences. The next bus stop is nearby and the bus ride only a takes a few minutes to arrive back at the starting point.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. The train ride from Chur to Arosa lasts 60 minutes. The Weisshorn gondola bottom station is right next to the train station.

After the visit of the local history museum you can comfortably take the local bus back down to the village centre. The bus leaves every 20 minutes at the bus stop Gada which is located approx. 200m next to the museum.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. After passing the Obersee lake, turn right behind the bank Credit Suisse. After 30m you reach the gondola bottom station Arosa-Weisshorn.

Parking

There are only limited parking spots at the Weisshorn gondola. It is recommended to park the car at the car park Ochsenbül or Brüggli. Both car parks are close to a bus stop.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'769'820E 1'184'121N
DD
46.786599, 9.662903
DMS
46°47'11.8"N 9°39'46.5"E
UTM
32T 550597 5181663
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes recommended.

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Rating

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Irmgard Gehrig 
August 01, 2019 · Community
Bis zum Restaurant Alpenblick sehr karstig, da gut zugänglich, sehr touristisch. Viele Mountainbiker. Aber landschaftlich sehr schön. Auf der ganzen Strecke schöne Panoramasicht.
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Mittwoch, 24. Juli 2019, 17:48 Uhr
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Mittwoch, 24. Juli 2019, 17:48 Uhr
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Distance
8.9 km
Duration
2:33 h
Ascent
206 m
Descent
360 m
Highest point
2,072 m
Lowest point
1,857 m
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