Langwies & Litzirüti

„Willkomma bin ünsch“

A little pretty town with lots of sun, a masterpiece of engineering art, tanned Wals houses and healthy mountain air – and Arosa with a large cultural and sports offer right next door.
Langwieser Viadukt | © Nina Mattli

Langwies Viaduct

With the construction of the Langwies Viaduct in 1912 the world’s focus shifted to the small village of Langwies. Millions of people have been taking pictures of it and it has become an icon of the Schanfigg valley and the canton of Grisons. The bridge is a masterpiece built more than one hundred years ago. No one in the world had ever built such a high ferroconcrete bridge with a span of 284 metres. The ride over the viaduct by train is an impressive experience. The magnificence of the construction can also be admired by foot from the train station Langwies. And during a walk through the village the various views on the viaduct offer many different opportunities to take pictures.

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Langwies | © Foto Homberger

Church Langwies

On 14 May 1385 the bishop of Chur John II. conferred the chapel with an altar of Catherine and a cemetery, the sacrament of Holy Orders. Patroness of the chapel was the Blessed Virgin Mary. The construction of the late Gothic ceiling was only finished in 1488 by the master of church builders in the canton of Grisons Stephan Klain. He and his successor Andreas Bühler perfectly managed to create an elegant archway that is meant to bestow the calm and safety of the chapel on every worshipper.

Kulturhuus aussen  | © Nina Mattli

Kulturhuus Schanfigg

The former school building Langwies was transformed into the Kulturhuus-Schanfigg (Culture House) thanks to the support of the municipality of Arosa and the Innovation Foundation of the canton of Grisons. The Kulturhuus-Schanfigg ist he cultural meeting point for locals and guests. The association maintains and fosters the original culture of Schanfigg in its traditional and contemporary form. In addition, the Kulturhuus contains the cultural archive of Schanfigg, the Raetica Library of the Sprecher family, Jenins and a library for kids and families. On a regular basis the association organises movie nights, readings, presentations and exhibitions. Come and dive into the fascinating story of the Schanfigg valley and the Wals settlers!

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  • Weather in Arosa
    On the mountain
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    -10°C
    In the valley
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    -4°C
  • Operating Hours

    Cable Car Weisshorn Arosa
    daily 15. June - 21. October 2018

    Cable Car Hörnli-Express 
    daily 30. June - 21. October 2018

    Urden Aerial Railway
    Arosa Lenzerheide

    daily 7. Juli - 19. August 2018
    daily 5. - 7. September 2018
    daily 8. - 21. October 2018

    Weekends
    25. August - 7. October 2018

  • Panorama Map Summer & Ticket Shop

Discover Arosa

During the winter and the summer season there are plenty of happenings in Arosa! The mountains, the village and the lake offer unlimited options. Browse through the numerous topics and find your favourite activity.