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789 Zügenschlucht (Zügen Gorge)

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Map / 789 Zügenschlucht (Zügen Gorge)
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Stunning cliffs and rocks, a clear blue mountain river, ancient bridges and tunnels, and perfect photo ops. The hike through the Zügen Gorge has something to offer everyone: hikers, families, and rail enthusiasts. 
moderate
11.1 km
4:15 h
470 m
710 m
The hike begins at the valley station of the Rinerhorn Railway in Davos Glaris. In the residential area of Davos Glaris follow the path leading across the road bridge to Monstein Station. After an initial climb the hiking trail follows the road from a slightly elevated position. The Davos Monstein Station is reached after approx. 1.5 hours. This is also a good alternative starting point for the hike as it is the most beautiful section of the route.

Follow the path running parallel with the road for approx. 5 minutes before branching off at Restaurant Schmelzboden and following the trail into the Zügen Gorge. The Graubünden Mining Museum is located here, featuring lots of interesting facts & figures about the history of mining in the area as well as a collection of rocks and minerals.

The Davos Monstein Station is also an alternative starting point for the hike. From here the hike through the Zügen Gorge to Davos Wiesen Station takes approx. 1.5 hours. The hike is both a mobility path and a geology trail, offering you the possibility of calling up lots of information on your mobile phone.

There’s so much to see in the Zügen Gorge. It was once the route taken by coaches travelling to Davos, and there are a number of information panels recalling that period. Today a level gravel path takes you through tunnels and across bridges and the crystal-clear flowing waters of the Landwasser mountain river. Every half hour you can watch the Rhaetian Railway as it winds its way through the rocky valley.

 

Author’s recommendation

From Davos Wiesen Station why not hop onto the train at the end of your hike and travel back to Davos Platz in comfort.

After all, with the Davos Klosters Inclusive Card, hikers staying at least one night in commercially let accommodation are entitled to use all the mountain railways and cableways, the bus network (excl. side valleys) of Davos and Klosters, and the RhB route from Klosters Dorf to Filisur, free of charge. Guests who hold a Guest Card of the Davos Klosters Destination are also entitled to travel free of charge with the Rhaetian Railways between Klosters Dorf and Filisur.

 

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1653 m
Lowest point
1207 m
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Safety information

Wanderung kann auch bei schlech-terem Wetter durchgeführt werden.

Tips, hints and links

Destination Davos Klosters
Tourismus- und Sportzentrum
Talstrasse 41
7270 Davos Platz
+41 (0)81 415 21 21
+41 (0)81 415 21 00
info@davos.ch
www.davos.ch/ www.klosters.ch

Start

Glaris (Station) (1455 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.746144, 9.779188
UTM
32T 559518 5177249

Destination

Wiesen (Station)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Davos Glaris follow the destination signposted Station Monstein. From Monstein Station follow the destination signposted Zügenschlucht [Zügen Gorge] and then the destination Wiesen Station.

Public transport

The hike can also be done in poorer weather.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

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Kay H
September 16, 2018 · Community
Das erste Teil von Davos Glaris bis zur Zügenschlucht war nicht so besonders. Die Zügenschlucht war jedoch schön. Die Strecke auf der Karte führt übrigens  nicht über den Bahnhof Monstein und das Bergbaumuseum.
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Done at September 16, 2018
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.1 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
470 m
Descent
710 m
In and out With refreshment stops Family friendly Botanical highlights

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