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Innerarosa – Schwellisee lake – Alpenblick – Innerarosa

Winter hiking · Arosa
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  • Wanderweg Schwellisee - Alpenblick
    Wanderweg Schwellisee - Alpenblick
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Easy hike without any major ascents to the popular Schwellisee lake and Alpenblick.
moderate
Distance 7.2 km
2:05 h
202 m
173 m
1,978 m
1,856 m
From Innerarosa, the trail leads past snow-covered winter landscapes to the Schwellisee lake. The Plessur flows through the Schwellisee, which was formed by a landslide from the Schafrügg. The area around the Schwellisee was once surrounded by a pine forest, which the Walsers cleared. Above the lake, individual stone pines bear witness to that time. The trail continues to the Alpenblick mountain restaurant and then back to Innerarosa.  From there it is worth making a detour to the Bergkirchli, the oldest building in Arosa. On the sunny wooden benches you can also enjoy the panorama with the Erzhorn and Arosa Rothorn. From the church it is not far to the local history museum in the Eggahuus, a knitted building built around 1600. The local history collection includes a weaving room, stuffed animals and a "sports section" with old skis and sledges.

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Visit Alpenblick
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: November 15, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,978 m
Lowest point
1,856 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 28.29%Dirt road 3.05%Forested/wild trail 48.93%Path 10.30%Road 4.56%Unknown 4.84%
Asphalt
2 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
3.5 km
Path
0.7 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Local History Museum of Arosa-Schanfigg „Eggahuus“
Restaurant Alpenblick
Hotel Gspan
Restaurant Gspänli
Mountain Chapel

Safety information

Please see the current winter sports report.

Tips and hints

Start

Innerarosa (1,856 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'769'779E 1'182'790N
DD
46.774637, 9.661864
DMS
46°46'28.7"N 9°39'42.7"E
UTM
32T 550529 5180333
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Destination

Innerarosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Innerarosa - Schwellisee lake - Alpenblick - Innerarosa

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. Take the local bus towards "Hörnli" and get off the bus stop "Gada".

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts "Arosa".

Parking

Parking garage Innerarosa/Brüggli or car park Hörnli

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'769'779E 1'182'790N
DD
46.774637, 9.661864
DMS
46°46'28.7"N 9°39'42.7"E
UTM
32T 550529 5180333
w3w 
///tangent.recovery.inclines
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, winter walking sticks an advantage. Weather-dependent clothing is recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
202 m
Descent
173 m
Highest point
1,978 m
Lowest point
1,856 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Groomed snow

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