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Fürhörnli / Montalin

Mountain Hike · Chur
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  • Aussicht vom Fürhörnli auf die Stadt Chur
    / Aussicht vom Fürhörnli auf die Stadt Chur
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Blick auf Maladers und den Montalin - das Fürhörnli liegt direkt bei der Baumgrenze
    / Blick auf Maladers und den Montalin - das Fürhörnli liegt direkt bei der Baumgrenze
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Fürhörnli von unten (Mittenberg)
    / Fürhörnli von unten (Mittenberg)
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Steinbock beim Montalin oberhalb Chur
    / Steinbock beim Montalin oberhalb Chur
    Photo: Arno Mainetti, Chur Tourismus
  • Montalin
    / Montalin
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur Tourismus
Map / Fürhörnli / Montalin
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The Fürhörnli is the highest point of the city of Chur. Like a balcony it juts out into the abyss and offers a splendid panorama view on the Alpine City of Chur and the surrounding Rhine valley. If you would like to climb even higher, the Montalin peak is not that far away and well worth the ascent. 

difficult
16.4 km
6:30 h
1295 m
1295 m

The tour starts in Chur. After a walk through the Old town and up to the cathedral, you can follow a hiking path up to the village of Maladers. Now follow a forest road until you reach the Alp Saldein. From there, you can (optionally) continue, follow the blue hiking sings and climb up to the Montalin peak (appr. 360 meters of height difference and 1 hour walking time).

To reach the Fürhörnli, go left and walk downwards along a mountain ridge, before the trail goes slightly upwards again and the Fürhörnli lies before you. The branch-off to the Fürhörnli is not marked, but the tracks left from the hiking route is well recognizable. Along the tree-covered ridge you reach the Fürhörnli in a few steps. Be careful on the small and exposed peak-balcony (accession only recom-mended for people free from giddiness).

For descending, take the hiking trail to Ochsenberg, Mittenberg and the St. Luzi chapell, before you finally will arrive back in the city center of Chur.

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Michael Christ 
Updated: 02 08, 2018

Difficulty
difficult
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Altitude
1888 m
592 m
Highest point
Fürhörnli (1888 m)
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Tips, hints and links

If you like to shorten the tour, you can take the Postbus from Chur to Maladers and start your tour there (or you can walk the opposite way and take the Postbus from Maladers back to Chur). 

Start

Chur (592 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.850828, 9.531908
UTM
32T 540551 5188724

Destination

Chur

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1295 m
Descent
1295 m
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