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World-Monument-Bridge over the gorge of Salgina - historic round-path

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  • Weltmonument Salginatobelbrücke Schiers
    / Weltmonument Salginatobelbrücke Schiers
    Photo: Prättigau Tourismus GmbH, Prättigau Tourismus
  • / Beschilderung Rundwanderweg Salginatobelbrücke
    Photo: Prättigau Tourismus GmbH, Prättigau Tourismus
  • / Infotafel zur Salginatobelbrücke bei der Chalchofenhütte
    Photo: Prättigau Tourismus GmbH, Prättigau Tourismus
  • / Hohlkasten Salginatobelbrücke
    Photo: Prättigau Tourismus
  • / Aussichtsplattform Salginatobelbrücke
    Photo: Prättigau Tourismus
  • / Schild Maillart Salginatobelbrücke
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Historic tour around the Salgina-World-Monument Bridge and of the architecture of the engineering. Nature, culture and architecture.
easy
Distance 1.6 km
1:00 h
120 m
120 m
887 m
769 m
The Salgina-World-Monument Bridge makes up the main item of the connecting road from Schiers to Schuders. With an elegant bow it crosses the gorge of Salgina in a height of 90 metres.

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You will find any further information about the Salgina-World-Monument Bridge on the homepage of Prättigau Tourism.
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Update: November 25, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
887 m
Lowest point
769 m
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Tips and hints

Prättigau Tourismus
Sanaggastrasse 6
CH-7214 Grüsch
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11
info@praettigau.info
www.praettigau.info

Start

Starting point Chalchofenhütte in the Schraubachtobel (769 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'416E 1'205'678N
DD
46.979496, 9.718172
DMS
46°58'46.2"N 9°43'05.4"E
UTM
32T 554620 5203135
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Destination

Destination Schiers / Chalchofenhütte in the Schraubachtobel

Turn-by-turn directions

This round trip starts at the 'Chalchofenhütte' in the Schraubachtobel. The historic path is signalled right from the station Schiers and leads you from the cabin within an hour round the Salgina-World-Monument Bridge back to the starting point. The ascent to the panoramic vantage point is on the right side of the gorge. The short detour to the platform is signalled and is definitely worth the few additional metres, because from there the bridge presents itself from a special angle. After having taken a number of photos you continue climbing up to the bridge. The view from the bridge down to the gorge is simply breathtaking. The gaze roames 90 metres down before you can recognize the Schraubach deep down. You might dare to make a detour underneath the bridge which is rather impressive. On the right of the bridge the trail takes you back in the direction of Schiers.
 It is worth looking back now and then in astonishment of the engineer's skill which has granted the population of Schiers the only World-Monument of Switzerland.

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Public transport

Public transport by train RhB to Schiers (timetable-entry 910)

Getting there

Access roads are A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Schiers.

Parking

There are free car parks at the first exit to Schiers along B 28 (coming from Landquart).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'416E 1'205'678N
DD
46.979496, 9.718172
DMS
46°58'46.2"N 9°43'05.4"E
UTM
32T 554620 5203135
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
Highest point
887 m
Lowest point
769 m
Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest

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