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4 Lake Hike to the Obersee, both Prätschlakes and the Scheideggseeli

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  • Obersee
    Obersee
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus, Arosa Lenzerheide
m 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 10 8 6 4 2 km Feuerstelle Prätschsee Aussichtspunkt Rot Tritt Oberer Prätschsee Arosa, Maran Feuerstelle Rot Tritt Isblaatere Isblaatere
Beautiful mountain lakes and a varied nature await you on this themed hike around the topic of lakes. This hike takes you to 4 of a total of 10 lakes in Arosa.
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:10 h
360 m
360 m
2,098 m
1,738 m

From the Obersee you start in the direction of Maran, then continue to the lower Prätschsee to Scheideggseeli and at the end to the upper Prätschsee. Afterwards you will return to the village on beautiful paths. This part of the "10-Lake-Fun" passes four of the lakes. At the outflow of each lake you will find a board that provides information about the lake.

Obersee

The Obersee is situated at 1'739 m.a.s.l. and is the larger of the two lakes in the middle of the development area of Arosa. Numerous waterfowl and reed birds, as well as diving ducks and most European swimming ducks can be found on the Obersee.

Lower Prätschsee

The Lower Prätschsee is situated at 1,910 m.a.s.l., a bit below the Upper Prätschsee and a bit hidden, but accessible via a narrow path.

Scheideggseeli

The Scheideggseeli is located at 2,080 m.a.s.l. in an alpine pasture in the alpine zone at the Scheidegghalde. Wild ducks breed at this lake from time to time, although the secluded water body offers no natural protection for the clutch.

Upper Prätschsee

The Upper Prätschsee is located at 1,987 m.a.s.l., as the name suggests, in the Prätsch area. A fireplace with wood is available for everyone at the lake.

 

 

Author’s recommendation

The ascent to Maran can also be reached by bus.
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: June 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Scheidegg, 2,098 m
Lowest point
Obersee, 1,738 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.16%Forested/wild trail 53.87%Path 32.09%Road 3.87%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
5.6 km
Path
3.4 km
Road
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Güterschuppen Arosa
Caffé Spettacolo
Hotel Vetter mit Restaurant Vetter Stübli
Strumpf Bar, Hotel Vetter
Isblaatere
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Sennerei Maran
Prätschalp Beizli - Sommer

Safety information

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. You will find further helpful tips under the hiking information. 

Tips and hints

More Information about the hike can be found on the websiet: 10-Lake-Fun

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

  • Please keep your dogs on a leash
  • Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again
  • You will often see game on your walks. Enjoy the sight of these animals and respect their familiar surroundings.
  • Leave trail markings where they are
  • Do not use closed paths (live report)
  • Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails

Start

Obersee Arosa (1,738 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'096E 1'183'819N
DD
46.783554, 9.679492
DMS
46°47'00.8"N 9°40'46.2"E
UTM
32T 551866 5181335
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Destination

Obersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Obersee - Squirrel trail - Hof Maran - Prätschalp - Rot Tritt  - Lower Prätschsee - Ochsenalp - Scheideggseeli - Upper Prätschsee - Maran - Obersee

(In Maran you can also do the last part of the hike with the local bus)

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway runs every hour from Chur to Arosa (also in the opposite direction). Directly at the train station in Arosa is already the start of the hike - the Obersee.

Getting there

From Chur along the winding Arosastrasse to the end of the valley to Arosa. Continue on the road until you reach the train station. There is the start of the hike. 

Parking

At the entrance to the village you will find a parking information board. There are parking spaces next to the train station. The Ochsenbühl parking garage is also within walking distance.

Further info at: www.arosa-parking.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'096E 1'183'819N
DD
46.783554, 9.679492
DMS
46°47'00.8"N 9°40'46.2"E
UTM
32T 551866 5181335
w3w 
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Equipment

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
360 m
Descent
360 m
Highest point
2,098 m
Lowest point
1,738 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights

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