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Lake Urdensee

Lake · Arosa Lenzerheide · 2,248 m
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Lake Urdensee is situated on 2'249 m asl in a side valley of the middle Schanfigg between the municipalities of Arosa and Vaz/Obervaz, as well as the alp region Urder Augstberg. It is surrounded by the mountains Plattenhorn, Hörnli, Hörnligrat, Tschirpen, Parpaner Weisshorn and Parpaner Schwarzhorn.
The Lake on 2'249 m asl lays in a side valley of the middle Schanfigg. The lake is surrounded by alp meadows, so no uliginous vegetation could build up. The clear and cold water glimmers turquoise on the schistose rocks and black-green serpentine below. The lake came about by a stowage of a lateral moraine. There is a shallow of unknown size in the western part and the lake is icecovered during upt to eight months per year.
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Update: September 12, 2022

Public transport

From the trainstation Arosa, you can reach the valley station of the Cable car Hörnli-Express with the local bus. Continue by foot or with the Cable car to Mt. Hörnli and further to Lake Urdensee.

Getting there

Follow the signs from Chur to Arosa and the main road through the village till you reach the parking garage Innerarosa/Brüggli on your right.

Parking

Park your car in the parking garage Innerarosa/Brüggli or on one of the few parking spots at the valley station of the Cable car Hörnli-Express.

Coordinates

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2'766'203E 1'182'120N
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46.769513, 9.614818
DMS
46°46'10.2"N 9°36'53.3"E
UTM
32T 546942 5179735
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Lake Urdensee

7050 Arosa
Phone +41 81 378 70 20
Audioguide - Urdensee

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