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Viaduct Langwies

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  • Viadukt Langwies
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A simple hike through the forest to Litzirüti and continuing under the viaduct of Langwies where the Fondei river joins the Plessur river. On this walk you can also follow the themed route "Protection,Forest,Humans" with interesting information about nature hazards, protection forest and humans.
6.8 km
1:58 h
81 m
453 m
The hike starts at the Untersee lake Arosa on the old Poststrasse. After the first hundred metres you may already enjoy a fantastic view on the reservoir lake, the Schiesshorn and the Furggahörner. The trail continues through the forest along the Plessur river all the way down to Langwies where a short cut leads on a narrow, romantic path under the 62m high viaduct of Langwies. The view from above can be admired from the train on the return journey.

Author’s recommendation

On this walk you can also follow the themed route "Protection,Forest,Humans" with interesting information about nature hazards, protection forest and humans.

 

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Andrea Mende
Updated: May 26, 2020
Highest point
1,692 m
Lowest point
1,261 m
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Rest Stop

Playground Untersee

Tips, hints and links

The hike is also possible during the winter season.

Start

Untersee Arosa (1,691 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'440E 1'183'290N
DD
46.778712, 9.683791
DMS
46°46'43.4"N 9°41'01.6"E
UTM
32T 552199 5180800
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Destination

Bahnhof Langwies

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the Untersee lake Arosa on the old Poststrasse. After the first hundred metres you may already enjoy a fantastic view on the reservoir lake, the Schiesshorn and the Furggahörner. The trail continues through the forest along the Plessur river all the way down to Langwies. Cross the main road at the train station Litzirüti and keep going straight. At the first turnoff chose the lower trail. If you manage to reach the last house you may take the shortcut on a narrow, romantic path (only during the summer season). If you keep walking on the Forststrasse you reach the farmhouse of family Engel and a little after you need to turn right to join the path that leads under the 62m high viaduct of Langwies. After the viaduct you need to climb an ascent through the forest until you reach the train station of Langwies. The return journey by train to Arosa crosses on top of the viaduct.

 

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

The hike starts at the Untersee lake Arosa and ends at the train station Langwies. The Untersee lake is accessible via the Rhaetian Railway and the local bus. The Rhaetian Railway also stops at the train station Langwies. The trains operate on an hourly basis in both directions.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. The train station in Langwies is also clearly signposted. To reach the Untersee lake, drive all the way to Arosa. At the village entrance you need to turn left and follow the street all the way downhill to the Untersee lake. 

Parking

There are a few parking spots available at the train station Langwies. There is only a limited number of parking spots at the Untersee lake Arosa. Therefore it is recommended to park at the Ochsenbühl car park and either take the local bus to the Untersee lake or walk by foot.

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'440E 1'183'290N
DD
46.778712, 9.683791
DMS
46°46'43.4"N 9°41'01.6"E
UTM
32T 552199 5180800
w3w 
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Distance
6.8 km
Duration
1:58 h
Ascent
81 m
Descent
453 m
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