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Rhine river trail in Chur

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  • Uferweg am Alpenrhein
    / Uferweg am Alpenrhein
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Unterhalb des Camp Au am Rhein-Ufer
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Weg der Plessur entlang
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Rückweg Richtung Stadt entlang dem Mühlebach
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Sportanlagen Obere Au
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Camp Au
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Mühleturm mit dem grössten Wandgemälde der Schweiz
    Photo: Kevin's Fotografie, Chur Tourismus
  • / Ententeich beim Mühlebach (Rheinmühleweiher)
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Forum Würth Chur
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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A pleasant hiking tour from Chur to the nearby Rhine river.
easy
Distance 7.6 km
1:45 h
22 m
22 m
The tour starts at the Chur train station, from where you soon follow the local stream called Plessur, which later on flows into the Rhine. Along the tree-covered riverside of the Rhine, you walk at the foot of the impressive Calanda mountain. On the way back to the city you will pass Switzerland's largest mural painting at the Mühleturm, then follow the Mühlebach stream and pass by the 1'200 m2 large sculpture park at the Forum Würth, where you can see artworks of famous artists like Jean Tinguely, Bernhard Luginbühl, Not Vital or Niki de Saint Phalle.
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Michael Christ 
Update: January 02, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
585 m
Lowest point
554 m
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Tips and hints

This tour is available as a bookable offer incl. a fine 3-course menu, that you will enjoy along the tour in 3 different restaurants (all with terrace). The offer includes the 3-course menu and a special map with a detailed description of the hiking tour. The offer can be booked at the Regional Information Centre (Chur Tourism) at the Chur railway station.

www.churtourismus.ch

Start

Chur, train station (584 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'445E 1'191'279N
DD
46.853525, 9.529570
DMS
46°51'12.7"N 9°31'46.5"E
UTM
32T 540370 5189023
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The tour starts directly at the train station of Chur.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'445E 1'191'279N
DD
46.853525, 9.529570
DMS
46°51'12.7"N 9°31'46.5"E
UTM
32T 540370 5189023
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
22 m
Descent
22 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip Suitable for strollers

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