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591 Panell in Rheinwald

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From the historic pass village of Splügen, the trail initially follows the tracks of pack-drivers of old, over the Panell down to Sufner See. Admire the Sufnerberge, where Heidi, featuring famous Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, was filmed in 2015.
easy
9.2 km
2:00 h
160 m
230 m

Splügen is one of the oldest pass villages in Graubünden. Over centuries, the look of the village and the lives of its inhabitants were shaped by the traffic across the Splügen and San Bernardino Alpine passes. Large, Italianate stone houses stand right next to the sun-browned wooden houses of the Walsers.

From the Rheinbrücke, the trail runs up along the historic Splügen-Passstrasse to the first bend to the right. This is the start of the snowshoe trail marked ‘Panell’. As you stand at the foot of the Teurihorn and Schollenhorn and look back, you will be able to see the village of Splügen again. The trail then leads out of the valley and through the woods. You will keep catching glimpses of Sufers and the Sufner Kalkberge, where the Alpine scenes of Heidi, featuring Bruno Ganz, were filmed in 2015.

It’s worth looking back from the ‘Panell’ forest clearing: there are impressive views of Guggernüll, the Einshorn and the Chilchalphorn. The path continues through the forest down to Sufers Reservoir, which balances out the heavy fluctuations in inflowing water from the Rheinwald, caused by rainfall and melting snow. At the reservoir you have a choice: go back along the same path (see map) or follow the winter route around the reservoir to Sufers, then return to Splügen via the Römerweg. Alternatively, you could catch the Postbus from Sufers back to Splügen.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,651 m
Lowest point
1,429 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Tal-Restaurant Bergbahnen Splügen
Hüschera-Bar
Café Restaurant Rustico

Safety information

Forest and fauna protection zones
The snowshoe trail leads through an official forest and fauna protection zone. Please do not stray from the marked route.

Tips, hints and links

Gästeinformation Viamala
Bodenplatz
CH- 7435 Splügen
Tel.: +41 (0)81 650 90 30
E-Mail: info@viamala.ch
Internet: www.viamala.ch

Start

Splügen, Parkplatz (1,498 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'744'517E 1'156'891N
DD
46.547696, 9.323053
DMS
46°32'51.7"N 9°19'23.0"E
UTM
32T 524766 5154953
w3w 
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Destination

Splügen, Parkplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

Splügen - Splügen
The route is market with the number 591.

Note

Wildlife refuge Strahlentobel-Leimtobel: December 15 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Splügen and Sufers can be reached by Postbus.

Getting there

Auf der A13 bis Ausfahrt 23-Splügen Richtung Splügen/Splügenpass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'744'517E 1'156'891N
DD
46.547696, 9.323053
DMS
46°32'51.7"N 9°19'23.0"E
UTM
32T 524766 5154953
w3w 
///language.remotest.schooling
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Snowshoe hire:
Snowshoes can be hired in Splügen:


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
160 m
Descent
230 m
Public transport friendly Forest Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Scenic
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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