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35.04 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 4: Safien Turrahus - Safien Platz

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  • Etappe 4: Safien Camana mit Nüw Hus und Camaner Hütten
    / Etappe 4: Safien Camana mit Nüw Hus und Camaner Hütten
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Jean-Pierre Anderegg
  • / Etappe 4: Heimatmuseum, Camanaboda, Safien
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Irene Schuler
  • / Etappe 4: Hof, Safien
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Jean-Pierre Anderegg
  • / Etappe 4: Talabschluss, Safiental
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Lucia Degonda
  • / Etappe 4: Safiental
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Irene Schuler
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Der Glaspass - Das Tor zur Aussenwelt
Wandern durch die Walser Streusiedlungen im Safiental.
Distance 14.8 km
5:30 h
960 m
790 m
1,961 m
1,287 m
Typical scattered settlement in the Safiental valley. «Bim Turra» (Safien Turrahus), a former transfer station on Safierberg over which the Walsers migrated in the 14th century. Traditional wooden buildings, shingle roofs, «Stegelzuun» (slanted fences) as well as Camaner huts: typical individual Alpine dairies.

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Update: January 21, 2021


Safien Turrahus (1,694 m)
2'740'765E 1'165'387N
46.624897, 9.276750
46°37'29.6"N 9°16'36.3"E
32T 521186 5163518


Safien Platz

Turn-by-turn directions

Die genaue Wegbeschreibung findet sich im Buch "Walserweg Graubünden", Rotpunktverlag. Der Weg ist durchgängig mit der Routen-Nummer 35 signalisiert. Beschreibung und Signalisierung ersetzen jedoch keine Wanderkarte.


Wildlife refuge Bäch: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas


2'740'765E 1'165'387N
46.624897, 9.276750
46°37'29.6"N 9°16'36.3"E
32T 521186 5163518
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Irene Schuler, Walserweg Graubünden. In 23 Etappen vom Hinterrhein in den Rätikon. Rotpunktverlag Zürich, 3. komplett überarbeitete Neuauflage 2017, ISBN 978-3-85869-734-9. CHF 39.90. Das Buch kann direkt bei der Walservereinigung Graubünden ( oder über den Buchhandel bezogen werden.


Bergschuhe, Tragrucksack.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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14.8 km
5:30 h
960 m
790 m
Highest point
1,961 m
Lowest point
1,287 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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