Holiday Village Parpan
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Discover the village of Parpan and the surrounding mountains of Arosa Lenzerheide.
Summer in Parpan
In summer, an ideal starting point for hikes and bike tours. Experience traditional craftsmanship at first hand in the Parpan alpine cheese dairy, the Tschugga show dairy and the Brügger meat factory. You can buy regional products at the Parpan Sunntigsmarkt.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Parpan cheese dairy was held in autumn 2015. In the winter months, a dairy with glass fronts and an open and spacious auditorium was built in the old and traditional stables of the Plantahof Alp. Visitors are offered the opportunity to look over the shoulders of the Senn, to gain exciting insights into the world of Alpine cheese and to taste the final product.
Approximately 230,000 liters of milk from the Alps Stätz, Kötzigerberg and Plantahof are brought together each year in the alpine dairy Parpan. The processing of alpmilch locally not only creates local jobs but also enables the direct sale of Alpine cheese to guests and locals.
Visit the show dairy individually during the Alps season in summer (mid-May to mid-October) daily from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm.
You will make your own cheese under the expert guidance of the cheese dairy Tschugga. After three weeks, your cheese will be sent to your home by post. During the production you can taste our cheese.
Meeting point and duration: The meeting point is at 9.00 am at the cheese dairy Tschugga in Parpan. The tour lasts from 9.00 am to approx. 11.00 am.
Costs: Per cheese station max. 4 persons, incl. tasting CHF 80.00 + postage
Registration: required 2 days in advance, the appointments will be arranged individually after registration. Restaurant and cheese dairy Tschugga in Parpan P +41 81 382 15 53
Dates: From July to mid-September by appointment
The family history of the Brüggers in Parpan has been closely linked with the history of Bündnerfleisch production for 4 generations: Engelhard Brügger, the great-grandfather of the current managing director, is even considered the founder of the professional meat drying business.
Today, Jörg and Marlene Brügger continue the tradition that began over 100 years ago with a great deal of know-how and care.
Visit to the dried meat factory of the Brügger family in Parpan
You can expect exciting stories about the craft handed down for four generations and a tasting of the popular Bündner dried meat specialities. The guided tour can be conducted with groups of 12 - 40 people.
Public events in the municipality of Parpan
More summer events in Parpan
From June to October a Sunday market takes place once a month on the Ried in Parpan. Market drivers from near and far present their goods at the market stalls, where guests and locals meet. Old and new as well as Bündner specialities can be bought. The hungry and thirsty are also catered for. A Parpaner hotel or the association Alti Saga offer in each case beverages and food supply. At each market there is a special attraction (e.g. music performances). In August the Sunday service is held within the market.
On 31 July there is a lot going on on the reed in Parpan.
The traditional summer night festival starts with an apéritif for guests and locals. Parpan businesses and clubs offer food and drink afterwards. Music provides additional entertainment and invites dancing. It goes without saying that this evening is «Open End».
The 1st August celebration takes place on the Ried in Parpan.
It starts at 4.00 pm with the lantern crafting for the children, at 8 p.m. the church bells ring, then follows the welcome by the mayor and the festive speech. Accompanied by the Alpina music society, the children will start the lantern parade around the Mahlerweg.
Finally, the 1st August fire is lit on the reed and the celebration comes to an end.
Winter in Parpan
Parpan offers a wide range of winter sports such as cross-country skiing and sledging. In winter, people skate on the natural ice field and enjoy curling.
The holiday resort of Parpan is an ideal starting point for the Arosa Lenzerheide winter sports area. The Heimberg 4-seater chairlift takes winter sports enthusiasts up to the mountain station at over 2000 m in just a few minutes. On the other side, the Proschieri T-bar lift takes winter sports enthusiasts up to the slopes.
The cross-country skiing network in the Lenzerheide holiday region stretches from Lantsch/Lenz to Parpan and was awarded one of the best areas in Switzerland by the umbrella organization Loipen Schweiz.
Snow sports centre with bistro
Since the 2017/18 season, there is a new snow sports centre in Parpan, which also includes the cross-country skiing centre. It has a cross-country skiing shop and rental, a cross-country skiing pass sales point, an information point and a bistro. Cloakrooms with WC and showers are available as well as a waxing room and a ski service.
The start is at the restaurant Tschugga, about 1.5-hour walk from the village Parpan. There you can rent sledges for CHF 2.00 after a stop at the restaurant. A reservation is not necessary.
The sledge run is about 1.5 km long and is illuminated in the evening.
Free ice skating and curling
Ice skating and curling until the runners and staves glow. In the evening the ice field is illuminated.
The equipment for curling can be found in a wooden box at the ice hut. There you will also find instructions for the game. Please put everything back in the wooden box after the game. We can reserve the curling rink for you on request.
Opening hours & prices
During the winter season it is open and lit daily until 22.00 hrs in dry cold weather. Skating is free of charge.
Contact and Information
Parpan Tourism Association, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ski and snowboard instructors of the Swiss Ski School Parpan will not only teach you a better technique and give you valuable tips, they will also show you the most beautiful freeride slopes, snow parks and slopes for every level of skiers and snowboarders. Whether private or group lessons for beginners or experts, adults or children, our instructors are looking forward to meeting you.
Sportshops, Associations & More
In Parpan there are various bike and sports shops, restaurants and other shopping facilities. Discover the variety of local businesses in Parpan.
From the Ski Club, to the Alti Saga Association, to the Parpan Tourist Association. The village in the Lenzerheide holiday region offers an active club life in the village.
Parpan Tourism Association
The Parpan Tourist Association was founded in 1905. Its primary task has always been to take care of Parpan's guests, to organise activities for them and also to provide appropriate infrastructure. This can be read in the chronicle that can be found on this website. Until 2019, TVP membership was reserved for residents of the Parpan municipality.
At the General Assembly in June 2019, the members decided, on the proposal of the Board, to allow membership to all persons interested in tourism in Parpan (see registration form). The TVP Board is currently working on projects that will be realised in the near future and that will benefit guests and residents.
Would you also like to support us? Send us the registration form and the board will decide about an admission.
Parpan Tourism Association
P.O. Box 54