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Orchids at the Lag digl Oberst

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    Photo: Nora Beeli, Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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At Lag digl Oberst below the village of Laax it is quiet and idyllic. Perfect for a beautiful orchid hike.
easy
Distance 2 km
0:35 h
38 m
58 m
Up to 10 different orchids can be admired on this route. Every few weeks different species bloom, so the hike can be undertaken several times. The landscape with the lonely lake is under national protection and was one of the first objects to be included in the Federal Inventory of Wetlands of National Importance for Birds and Amphibians. Furthermore, the area around the Lag digl Oberst is an important wildlife reserve. In the 1960s, around 30 Laax farmers regularly mowed the 50 to 60 plots of land in the area. Today, the maintenance work is carried out by farmers in cooperation with the community and the responsible authorities.

Author’s recommendation

Stopp bei der Kapelle "Caplutta da sogn Bistgaun".
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Author
Nora Beeli
Update: July 08, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
994 m
Lowest point
959 m
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Safety information

Picking ban! The orchids are strictly protected.

Tips and hints

Guest information Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

Phone: +41 (0)81 920 92 00

Email: info@flimslaaxfalera.ch

Web: www.flims.com

Start

Laax GR Demvitg (985 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'738'641E 1'184'956N
DD
46.801330, 9.254936
DMS
46°48'04.8"N 9°15'17.8"E
UTM
32T 519453 5183118
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Destination

Laax GR Demvitg

Turn-by-turn directions

Coming from Chur, the orchid hike starts at the end of the village of Laax. At the bus stop Laax Demvitg, you walk past the former hotel Arena Alva and across the parking lot. Then walk towards the forest and soon you will reach the first orchid. From there, there are two different ways to continue the hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Postbus from Chur to Laax. Stop: Laax Demvitg

Getting there

By car from the A13 Reichenau motorway exit to Flims

Parking

In Laax next to the lake has a parking space and underground parking.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'738'641E 1'184'956N
DD
46.801330, 9.254936
DMS
46°48'04.8"N 9°15'17.8"E
UTM
32T 519453 5183118
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

App Inside Laax with all tours and infos: www.flims.com/app

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Equipment

Good shoes and sun protection.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2 km
Duration
0:35 h
Ascent
38 m
Descent
58 m
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