Family experiences in the mountains
Unforgettable family holidays in Lenzerheide, Graubünden
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Families on the mountain
Do your kids find hiking boring? In the Lenzerheide holiday region you will find various offers to make your family day on the mountain varied. On Heidbüel, for example, you can immerse yourself in the exciting world of weather dwarfs. The unique folk accompanies you from the fireplace to the weather dwarf path. At Scharmoin, children can let off steam with the oversized marble run and the «LIKEaBIKE Park».
High up in the forests of Heidbüel lives a small peculiar folk - the weather dwarfs. Nobody knows the weather as well as they do. Day after day they dance with the wind, listen to the rain or watch the animals. Whether they are deer, marmot or fox, they all help to forecast the weather.
Whirlwind fireplaces & more
Whirlwind fireplaces, places to stay, games and fun as well as adventures on the weahter path await you. Wood for grilling is available on site free of charge. The grills also have a grate. At the summit station of the panorama cable car Heidbüel, you will also find a serviced kiosk, where hamburgers, sausages, cool drinks, coffee, sweets and ice cream are offered for sale. You can also buy your sausage for barbecue. The kiosk is open in good weather. Toilets and water are available there too.
Exciting weather path
The 2.5 km long mountain trail takes you through the woods and pastures, but also over the top of the hill and is partly steep and slightly exposed. At each of the ten stations along the weather path, you can use an eye-catcher to discover a mountain animal, which helps you to decipher the weather message on the weather dwarf map. The circular route is suitable for children as from school age and recommended with good shoes.
Grab the map at the mountain railway point of sale in the Portal Churwalden (valley station panorama cable car Heidbüel) or the tourist office at Lenzerheide and explore the stations on the weather trail. As a reward for the decrypted weather message, the kids get a little surprise, which will remain them still at home of the adventure with the weather dwarfs.
Hint: You can easily reach Heidbüel with the panorama cable car Heidbüel from Churwalden.
Marble run at the Scharmoin middle station
The biggest marble run of Switzerland is waiting for the little visitors at Scharmoin middle station. The giant marble run, with 250 running meters of wooden channels, guarantees excitement and lots of fun thanks to its varied channels and numerous entertaining elements.
The wooden bowls can be obtained at special marble automata at the Rothorn valley station or directly and at the marble run.
«LIKEaBIKE Park» on the sun terrace
Entirely in line with «Rollin' Scharmoin», the Scharmoin mountain restaurant also features a «LIKEaBIKE Park» on its sun terrace and provides exciting entertainment for kids. Walking bikes and helmets are available free of charge.
Autschli is the magical bear from Lenzerheide. The handmade stuffed bear is filled with cherry stones and can not warm, cool or console its small and big owners when it has made "Autsch!. Since summer 2018 he has had his own theme trail on which young and old explorers can experience great adventures and learn a lot about his home, the forest. From time to time, Autschli also hides on the way. How often do you discover it?
The approximately 3 km long Autschli trail leads from the Scharmoin middle station along a forest path to the Lenzerheide sports centre.
The pure walking time is about one hour, which makes the Autschliweg perfect for a short excursion. On the way there is a barbecue area and at the end a visit to the Lenzerheie sports centre and La Palausa is worthwhile.
Note: The way is not suitable for pushchairs and good shoes are necessary.
Current condition: The barbecue site shown in the plan is not in operation. Please use the barbecue site above (visible from the photo point).
biking for Kids in Lenzerheide
With the Skill Center and the FLOWline in the Lenzerheide Bike Park there are fun bike playgrounds where the kids can let off steam. With the offer of the Kids Bike League and the Bikepark Xperience for kids, the Bike School Lenzerheide also offers exciting courses for the little bikers. Below you will also find an overview of the kids' offers at Bike School Lenzerheide.
Foxtrail, Lenzerheide Sports Centre & More
June on request, July & August always Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 08.00 - 10.00 am. Meeting point at the water sports centre. Please bring warm clothing and a snack. Costs CHF 20.00 per child incl. equipment/patent. Booking by phone +41 81 385 57 00 until 05.00 pm the day before.
> Fishing Heidsee lake (pdf)
Along a 2.5 kilometer orienteering hike through the heart of the village of Lenzerheide, you will find 13 stations with questions about the Lenzerheide holiday region, Switzerland and its culture. The stations are not numbered, so you can decide yourself where to start and which direction to take. If you find all the stations and answer every question correctly, we will honour you as a «Lenzerheide expert». Follow the links below to download the instructions and all the required PDF documents.
We wish you a lot of fun during your journey of discovery!
> Instruction (pdf)
> Route (pdf)
> Photos (pdf)
> Answer sheet (pdf)
Reachable with the buggy
The numerous playgrounds in the Lenzerheide holiday region «light up children's eyes». For example the LIKEaBIKE Park on the sun terrace of the Scharmoin mountain restaurant, the pirate ship at the Lido Heidsee or the «Mini Lenzerhorn».
> Playgrounds in Lenzerheide (pdf)
From Chur the aerial cableway takes you to Brambrüesch and along the magnificent panoramic path to Pradaschier. Along the way, the barbecue areas and the Restaurant Pradaschier invite you to stop for a leisurely break. Subsequently, enjoy a couple of rides on the spectacular toboggan run. The postbus conveniently takes you back to Chur.
> Pradaschier. Der Erlebnisberg.
The attractive moor course on Brambrüesch, which was opened in mid-June 2018, invites you to discover.
With the moor bag you discover the wonderful world of moorland with exciting games and experiments. You will explore the flora and fauna in and around the moor, find out on your own why life in the moor is not easy and get to know the area with all your senses.
In the woodland between Lenzerheide and Heidsee lake lives a large family of squirrels. With a little luck, you can watch them searching for food or playing around. Globi's tip: Take along some hazelnuts! In winter, the squirrel forest «Eichhörnliwald» turns into the magical forest.
With the miniature goats it is never boring. Whether it's a whiner concert or a fleeing attempt, the goats of the PRIVÀ Alpine Lodge are definitely exceptional. They like to welcome you in their enclosure with stable and summit cross for caressing and feeding.
The park in Chur offers more than 60 different kinds of animals, mostly native and tame animals a home. The park landscape can be explored on a comfortable walk. In addition, a large playground and a cozy park restaurant invite you to linger. Admission: CHF 5.00, children up to 6 years free.
Discover the mountain forest in Parc Ela together with golden eagle Evla. The route in Lantsch/Lenz takes you through coniferous woodland. With the mountain forest magic bag, children aged 7 to 12 years can observe, draw, feel, smell and in the process, learn how the plants and animals cope with the difficult conditions in the mountains. Available for CHF 38.00 at the points of sale in the nature reserve and in the Lenzerheide information office.
> Parc Ela
In the libraries in the Lenzerheide school building and the Churwalden parish hall, you will find a wide range of books and DVDs that you can borrow/rent. For the opening hours, please refer to the link below.
> Opening hours library
Have you ever made your own cheese? In the show dairy of Bergrestaurant Tschugga in Parpan you can try to do it from July to September. Three weeks later the homemade cheese will be delivered to your home. Cheese-making is only possible upon advance booking.
> Restaurant Tschugga
In the traditional barn of the «Plantahof» you can visit an alpine cheesery with glass facade and a spacious auditorium. Visitors are given the opportunity to look the farmers over the shoulders to gain exciting insights into the world of alpine cheese and to taste the final product.