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Schanfigger Dörferweg (Schanfigg valley trail)_04_Lüen-Praden

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This stage section starts in Lüen and crosses the valley level of the Schanfigg and leads up to Praden. 
moderate
Distance 9.1 km
3:20 h
408 m
889 m
1,334 m
774 m

The route starts in Lüen, also known as the "Schanfigger Riviera" and leads through the village towards Forsch. Where the transfer station of the Lüen hydroelectric power station (Arosa Energie) is located. From there the trail winds down through the forest to the power station. The trail continues over the Plessur through the forest. Shortly before Praden, the hiking trail leads along a meadow up to the mountain village. Praden is about 400 m above the course of the river (Plessur).

 

Author’s recommendation

Arosa Energie invites energy enthusiasts to a highly exciting look behind the scenes of the Schanfigg power supply. After a varied train ride through the wild and romantic Schanfigg, the train stops in Lüen-Forsch. Then it's downhill on the 330-metre-long works cable car to the Lüen hydroelectric power station, built in 1914. On a guided tour of the plant, you can marvel at the old and new technology of hydroelectric power generation.

The guided tours are conducted in the months of July - October.

A visit to the picturesque Praden church, which is a listed monument of the canton of Graubünden and houses what is probably the oldest church organ in the canton.

 

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Arosa Tourismus
Update: March 14, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,334 m
Lowest point
774 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 13.09%Path 16.04%Road 0.74%Unknown 70.11%
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
Path
1.5 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
6.4 km
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Safety information

The region strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. 

Tips and hints

Tschiertschen - Praden

Lüen - Castiel

Kraftwerk Lüen (Power station)

Start

Lüen (1,333 m)
Coordinates:
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2'766'998E 1'190'121N
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46.841262, 9.628151
DMS
46°50'28.5"N 9°37'41.3"E
UTM
32T 547896 5187715
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Destination

Praden

Turn-by-turn directions

Lüen - Praden

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Public transport

By train to the Alpine town of Chur. From Chur continue with the Rhaetian Railway or by post bus to Lüen/Castiel.

Click here for more information on the timetable.

Arrival from Arosa with the Rhaetian Railway to Lüen-Castiel.

Getting there

By car via the motorway or main road to the Graubünden capital Chur.

As this is a stage hike, it is recommended to reach the stage locations by public transport.

Parking

Various parking facilities in Chur.

As this is a stage hike, it is recommended to reach the stage locations by public transport.

Parking facilities in Arosa.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'766'998E 1'190'121N
DD
46.841262, 9.628151
DMS
46°50'28.5"N 9°37'41.3"E
UTM
32T 547896 5187715
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather and something to drink are recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
408 m
Descent
889 m
Highest point
1,334 m
Lowest point
774 m
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