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Südostschweiz Hiking Days 2021

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  • Wanderung auf dem Weg zur Mittelstation
    / Wanderung auf dem Weg zur Mittelstation
    Photo: Nina Hardegger-Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
  • / Aussicht Scheidegg
    Photo: Nina Hardegger-Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
  • / Wanderung zum Maraner Hauptji
    Photo: Nina Hardegger-Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
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Hike from the Arosa train station via the Eichhörnliweg to both Prätsch lakes, Scheidegg, Maraner Hauptji and then to the Arosa Weisshorn middle station via the Scheitenböden back to the Arosa train station.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
3:30 h
404 m
404 m
Mountain hike with panoramic view on the Maraner Hauptji: From the train station via the Squirrel trail up to the Maran. The second section starts at the alpine dairy Maran, from there you walk towards the Maraner Hauptji. Once you have enjoyed the view, you can walk towards the middle station. From there via the Scheitenböden back down to the Arosa train station.

Author’s recommendation

  • Taste regional products at the "Sennerei Maran"
  • Breathtaking view on the Maraner Hauptji
  • Visit to the Arosa Bear Sanctuary
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: March 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Maraner Hauptji, 2,142 m
Lowest point
Bahnhof Arosa, 1,738 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Prätschalp
Maraner Stube, Hof Maran
Bündner Stübli, Hof Maran
Mountain Restaurant Brüggerstruba

Tips and hints

Arosa Bear Sanctuary 

Start

Arosa Train Station (1,738 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'102E 1'183'809N
DD
46.783464, 9.679561
DMS
46°47'00.5"N 9°40'46.4"E
UTM
32T 551872 5181325
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Destination

Arosa Train Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Behind the Arosa train station after crossing the overpass, turn right at the parking lot up the Squirrel Trail. From the road turn right and after a few meters you get directly to the Arosa Squirrel Trail. After you have made the Squirrel Trail, you reach the main road at Maran. As soon as you see the Golf- und Sporthotel Hof Maran, turn left and after about 300m you leave the road to the right "Sennerei Maran" and follow the hiking trail in the direction of the lower Prätschsee, further you reach the upper Prätschsee. From there the hike starts in the direction of Scheidegg. Further you follow a hiking trail to the Maraner Hauptji. At the Maraner Hauptji, the beautiful view of the village of Arosa and the mountain world surrounded by it awaits you. Once you have enjoyed the view, you follow the path towards the middle station. At the middle station you will find the Arosa Bear Sanctuary. After visiting the Arosa Bear Sanctury, go left upwards towards the middle station. After about 150 m you will find the Bermuda Triangle of Arosa, there you turn right towards the village. On the hiking trail you will find the Arosa Bear Sanctuary on the left side. At the next junction go straight on towards the village. A narrow path leads through the forest until you reach a large area called "Scheitenböden", where you will see a barbecue area. At this place you walk until the next seen hiking trail. There you turn right and follow the hiking arrow towards Arosa village. You will come out at the main road, from there you will see the Arosa train station. Once you are on the main road, you will see a chairlift on your left. From there a narrow path leads under the lift towards the village. 

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Public transport

Accessible by train and bus. From Chur, the Rhaetian Railway runs every hour to Arosa and back again.

Getting there

From Chur follow the road signs to Arosa. Since there are no parking spaces available at the Arosa train station start, it is recommended to use a parking garage Ochsenbühl or parking lot Obersee.

Parking

At the Arosa village entrance you will find a large parking sign.

It is recommended to park in the parking garage Ochsenbühl or in the parking lot Obersee. These are located just 200m from the train station and are also right next to a bus stop.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'102E 1'183'809N
DD
46.783464, 9.679561
DMS
46°47'00.5"N 9°40'46.4"E
UTM
32T 551872 5181325
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended that you wear sturdy and good shoes, a trekking backpack, functional and durable clothing. Enough water, picnic for the road. Also it is advantageous to have sun and rain protection depending on the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
404 m
Descent
404 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip Dog-friendly

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