The Arosa Bucket List for New Discoveries
#1: On the trail of the Walser
It is many years since the Walser settled in the valley between Chur and Arosa. But traces of that time can still be seen. A visit to the traditional Walser village of Sapün, to the idyllic Fondei, or the panoramic Medergen is an insider tip and guarantees an experience away from the hustle and bustle.
#2: Bernegg castle
A trip back in time? This is possible if you visit the castle ruins in Calfreisen. The Bernegg castle is the ruin of a medieval hill castle and is sure to provide a few hidden treasures for young and old explorers. You can then visit the traditional “Gassa-Beizli” to hear exciting stories told by the locals.
#3: Discover Strassberg
The typical Walser settlement is one of the sights worth visiting up on the Strassberg. Here real explorers can experience the culture of a bygone era through a number of events. During the traditional “Liecht-Hengert” event you can discover more about the legendary Walser culture as you listen to exciting stories by candlelight. If you prefer something more classic, we recommend a tour of Strassberg and the guided tour by Gaby-Mattli-Hulftegger on the settlement history of the Fondei.
#4: Educational trail Protection.Forest.People
What role does the forest actually play for us humans? On this educational trail, you learn about the most important aspects of the two mission statements “World in Movement” and “Move the World”. The interactive posts on the hiking route from Arosa to Langwies, or in reverse, are designed in such a way that they become educational activities for both children and adults.
#5: Maran Alpine Dairy
All about cheese, or is it? The Maran Alpine Dairy collects the milk from the four surrounding Alps and processes it on site into cheese, tasty yogurts and much more. Looking over the shoulder of the cheese-maker is just as interesting as looking in the different windows displaying the cheese.
#6: Off to the herb beds
Yes, even at 1,800 metres above sea level it is possible to plant such interesting things. Visit the Maran Alpine Garden, ideally for one of the public guided tours, and discover exactly what is researched and discovered here. Somewhat lower down in the Schanfigg Valley, the organic garden in Pagig attracts visitors with its tasty herbs and fresh vegetables straight from the garden.
#7: Schanfigg village trail
The Schanfigg village trail connects the settlements between Chur and Arosa and guarantees unspoilt nature and panoramic views as well as traditional village culture. Lace up your walking shoes and step back in time as you walk through time though the traditional settlements. A detour to the farm shop and a brief chat at the village well complete this authentic experience.
#8: Langwies viaduct
The Langwies viaduct is an architectural construction of great importance to the history of the valley. What was built here more than 100 years ago represents pioneering work in a class of its own. The concrete and steel bridge with a span width of 284 m can be easily explored on a hike towards Langwies or directly by train with the Rhaetian Railway.
For those who don’t want to switch off their brain and do nothing on holiday, the ArosaAkademie is the perfect place. Here the focus is on the transfer of knowledge relating to sustainability via various courses and workshops. How is honey actually made and where are the wild animals in Arosa?
#10: Kulturhuus Schanfigg
The old building, known as the Kulturhuus Schanfigg, is the cultural meeting point for locals and guests. There are film presentations, lectures, exhibitions and many more discoveries for those interested in culture and history.