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Pischa Drusatscha

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Schöne Wanderung von Tschuggen entlang des Pischagrats über das Hüreli. Anschliessend geht es weiter zur Alp Drusatscha und dann hinunter nach Davos Dorf. 
Distance 15.5 km
5:00 h
670 m
1,049 m
There is plenty of parking at the valley station of the Pischa cable car. The trail rises gently along the side of the valley between the chapel and the Tschuggen restaurant. After traversing the Mattjisch Tälli, it rises rather more steeply up to the top station of the Pischa cable car. The flora in the entire region is protected. The Panorama Trail continues along the ridge to the Hüreli. The trail then descends through scree and grassland as far as the Chaltboden. Continue along the back of the Seehorn, dropping gently through fields of rhododendrons and azaleas to the Alp Drusatscha, where your efforts will be rewarded by a magnificent view over Davos. Follow the Drusatscha stream down the valley and across meadows to the upper end of Lake Davos and then continue along the promenade to Davos Dorf.

Descent in metres: 927

Points of interest:

Pop into the Tschuggen restaurant for a bite to eat before heading off for the day. Take the post bus, which travels over the Flüela Pass and into the Engadine to reach Tschuggen.

The cable car was opened in February 1967 but nowadays only operates in winter for winter sports. The entire area has been illustrated a flora conservation zone by the Davos Countryside Association. Visitors are treated to breathtaking flower-filled meadows, which extend over the sun-clad slopes of the Flüelamäder. A number of streams flow from the «Pischahoore» towards the Mönchalptal Valley, tumbling over lots of smaller waterfalls.

Ridge hike to the Hüreli
The rear side of the Hüreli is the south-westerly limit of the Mönchalptal Valley.

Breathtaking wooded meadows, which you just simply have to pause for a rest to soak in the views.

Lake Davos
A viaduct for pedestrians takes you over to Lake Davos. Follow the promenade along the eastern side of the lake to the end of the lake and then continue along the path to Davos village. Davos - Europe's highest city - offers all the amenities of a (small) city at the same time surrounded by an unspoiled mountain and natural landscape. The Walser people moved to Davos in the 13th century. Davos' tradition as a spa began in 1853 and is associated with the name Alexander Spengler. He soon recognised the health-giving effect of the climate in Davos and set out to make people aware of this. Together with W.J. Holsboer, Alexander Spengler founded the Spengler-Holsboer Sanatorium in 1868. New growth came with the construction of the railway line from Landquart to Davos: hotels, guest houses, sanatoriums and villas spread like mushrooms. Many of the foreign guests enjoyed themselves in the snow during their stay and brought new ideas and winter sports equipment to Davos. This helped Davos to become a well-known ski resort in the very earliest days. Today, these high-altitude clinics tend to offer treatment for allergic and infectious diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs as well as trying to treat tuberculosis. Today Davos has 13,000 inhabitants and has a wide range of amenities virtually unmatched by any other mountain resort in Europe. Davos is a centre for holidays, sports, conferences, health, research and culture.

Important: The tour ascends 549 metres and also descends 927 metres.

See also
Destination Davos Klosters
Davos Destination Organisation (Cooperative)
Talstrasse 41
CH-7270 Davos Platz
Tel: +41(0)81 415 21 21

Author’s recommendation

Im Restaurant Tschuggen können Sie sich vor Wanderbeginn noch stärken. Tschuggen erreichen Sie mit dem Postauto, welches über den Flüelapass ins Engadin fährt.
Highest point
2,483 m
Lowest point
1,558 m
Best time of year

Safety information

In Davos Klosters benutzen Wanderer und Mountainbiker die gleichen Wege ohne Einschränkungen. Dies gilt für den ganzen Kanton Graubünden und ist einzigartig in den Alpen.


Pischa cable car valley station on the Flüela Pass (1,935 m)
2'789'441E 1'184'753N
46.786990, 9.919990
46°47'13.2"N 9°55'12.0"E
32T 570220 5181904


Davos Dorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Tschuggen - Pischa - Gratwanderung zum Hüreli - Chaltboden - Drusatscha - Davoser See - Davos Dorf


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


 Mit dem Zug bis Chur, weiter mit der Rhätischen Bahn (RhB) nach Davos

Getting there

Mit dem Auto nach Davos

- Route 28 Landquart - Davos

- Landwasserstrasse Thusis - Davos


 Öffentliche Parkplätze/Parkhäuser in Davos


2'789'441E 1'184'753N
46.786990, 9.919990
46°47'13.2"N 9°55'12.0"E
32T 570220 5181904
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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15.5 km
5:00 h
670 m
1,049 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Family-friendly Botanical highlights Healthy climate


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