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230 Edelweiss-Rundweg

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  • Edelweissrundweg Brambrüesch
    / Edelweissrundweg Brambrüesch
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
  • / Brambiweg bei Seznis
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
  • / Edelweissrundweg Brambrüesch
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
  • / Beschilderter Brambi-Weg
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
  • / Edelweissrundweg Brambrüesch - Ausblick bei Seznis Richtung Lenzerheide
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
  • / Aussicht kurz vor der Edelweisshütte
    Photo: Chur - Die Alpenstadt
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
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    Photo: Edelweisshütte
m 1750 1700 1650 1600 1550 4 3 2 1 km Edelweisshütte Brambrüesch Berghotel Malixerhof Älplibar Restaurant-Pension Battagliahütte Berghotel Malixerhof Bergbaiz Bergbaiz
The classic for the whole family: on the way up to the Edelweisshütte, a view all the way to the Dreibündenstein is in store for adults while Brambi the squirrel is there for children on Chur’s home mountain, the Brambrüesch.
easy
Distance 5 km
1:30 h
125 m
125 m
1,713 m
1,574 m
This tour begins at the Brambrüesch gondola station. After a straight walk to the ski lift station, it continues on the left side of the slope, before heading into the forest in direction of Mittelmaiensäss. Snow loaded trees are lining the trail and later forest aisles open up the panorama with views to the surrounding mountains. The peaks above Lenzerheide, among the famous Rothorn, lie before you. Particularly idyllic ist he scenery at Seznis, where the Dreibündenstein (2160 m) can be seen high above.

Once you have arrived at the Edelweisshütte, you can take a break and recover on the large sun terrace. Those who want to continue with the climb can also take a detour to the Malixeralp. The direct way back from the hut to the Brambrüesch is a little steeper. Anyone bringing along children can pull them up on a sled and then dare a fast-paced downhill run to the mountain station.

In addition, there is a special theme trail for children: Brambi, the squirrel from the illustrated book by Anita Hächler and Mike Wielath, accompanies the children telling stories and showing illustrations on boards along the entire loop trail.

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Michael Christ 
Update: February 28, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,713 m
Lowest point
1,574 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berghotel Malixerhof
Bergbaiz
Edelweisshütte Brambrüesch
Älplibar
Restaurant-Pension Battagliahütte

Tips and hints

www.churbergbahnen.ch

Start

Brambrüesch, top station of gondola (1,593 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'758'495E 1'188'541N
DD
46.829131, 9.516170
DMS
46°49'44.9"N 9°30'58.2"E
UTM
32T 539367 5186305
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Destination

Brambrüesch, top station of gondola

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Chur station. From there the city bus (line 1) takes you to the bottom station of the mountain railways in 3 minutes (stop Stadthalle/Brambrüeschbahn).

Getting there

  • Motorway exit Chur South

  • Drive into town (Kasernenstrasse)

  • Bottom station and parking lot are on the right hand side before the city centre

Parking

Guests of the Chur Cableways park free of charge in the Stadthalle car park near the valley station. For this purpose, the number of the control plate must be indicated at the ticket office!

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'758'495E 1'188'541N
DD
46.829131, 9.516170
DMS
46°49'44.9"N 9°30'58.2"E
UTM
32T 539367 5186305
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
125 m
Descent
125 m
Highest point
1,713 m
Lowest point
1,574 m
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1600 m 1800 m
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