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Schiers in Prättigau is famous for its Salginatobelbrücke, a pioneer feat in steel-concrete bridge construction. Together with the Eiffel Tower and other constructions, it is counted amongst the world’s most significant engineering feats.
Schiers’ territory stretches south to the Austrian border at the Drusenfluh in the Rätikon mountain chain. To the north-western side of the valley of the Landquart river, the heavily forested Landquartberg forms a boundary with the village.

The lime faces of the Drusenfluh, Sulzfluh and Kirchlispitzen are a mountaineering paradise. Hikers and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice too, for instance by the ascent to the mountain village of Schuders or to Stels with its panorama scenery. There are excellent thermal conditions for delta pilots and paragliders on the southern flank of the Stelserberg and the Sassauna. Winter activities focus on cross-country skiing, ski touring, ice skating and sledging. The ski regions of Grüsch-Danusa, Klosters and Davos can be easily reached.

Schiers is home to a famous Protestant college with boarding school. Worth seeing is the reformed church of St. Johann, built in the late-Gothic style in 1522.

On the way from Schiers to Schuders is the Salginatobelbrücke (bridge), built in 1930. It traverses the Salgina gorge at over 90 metres height in an elegant arch. Built by the Bernese engineer Robert Maillart (1872 – 1940) it is considered a pioneer feat of steel-concrete construction and was proclaimed a world monument in 1991 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Almost ten years later, the British magazine «Bridge – design & engineering» awarded the Salginatobelbrücke the accolade of most beautiful bridge of the century.

A jewel in the crown of bridge construction, the Maillart design was chosen because it was the most inexpensive option at the time. It can be visited by way of a one-lane mountain byroad or on foot via a historic circuit path starting at the village centre. The observation platform lies on an exposed rock spur and reveals a uniquely spectacular view of the bridge.

Highlights

  • Salginatobelbrücke – an elegant pioneering steel-concrete bridge built in 1930 and counted amongst the world’s best engineering constructions.
  • Mountain climbing on the Rätikon – interesting and varied climbs on Drusenfluh, Sulzfluh etc. in almost all degrees of difficulty.
Schiers in Prättigau is famous for its Salginatobelbrücke, a pioneer feat in steel-concrete bridge construction. Together with the Eiffel Tower and other constructions, it is counted amongst the world’s most significant engineering feats.
Schiers’ territory stretches south to the Austrian border at the Drusenfluh in the Rätikon mountain chain. To the north-western side of the valley of the Landquart river, the heavily forested Landquartberg forms a boundary with the village.

The lime faces of the Drusenfluh, Sulzfluh and Kirchlispitzen are a mountaineering paradise. Hikers and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice too, for instance by the ascent to the mountain village of Schuders or to Stels with its panorama scenery. There are excellent thermal conditions for delta pilots and paragliders on the southern flank of the Stelserberg and the Sassauna. Winter activities focus on cross-country skiing, ski touring, ice skating and sledging. The ski regions of Grüsch-Danusa, Klosters and Davos can be easily reached.

Schiers is home to a famous Protestant college with boarding school. Worth seeing is the reformed church of St. Johann, built in the late-Gothic style in 1522.

On the way from Schiers to Schuders is the Salginatobelbrücke (bridge), built in 1930. It traverses the Salgina gorge at over 90 metres height in an elegant arch. Built by the Bernese engineer Robert Maillart (1872 – 1940) it is considered a pioneer feat of steel-concrete construction and was proclaimed a world monument in 1991 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Almost ten years later, the British magazine «Bridge – design & engineering» awarded the Salginatobelbrücke the accolade of most beautiful bridge of the century.

A jewel in the crown of bridge construction, the Maillart design was chosen because it was the most inexpensive option at the time. It can be visited by way of a one-lane mountain byroad or on foot via a historic circuit path starting at the village centre. The observation platform lies on an exposed rock spur and reveals a uniquely spectacular view of the bridge.

Highlights

  • Salginatobelbrücke – an elegant pioneering steel-concrete bridge built in 1930 and counted amongst the world’s best engineering constructions.
  • Mountain climbing on the Rätikon – interesting and varied climbs on Drusenfluh, Sulzfluh etc. in almost all degrees of difficulty.

Arrival and return Schiers

Adresse

Prättigau Tourismus
Valzeinastrasse 6
7214 Grüsch
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11
info@praettigau.ch
www.praettigau.ch

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Bikeparcours Schiers
Bikeparcours Schiers
Salginatobel Bridge, Prättigau
Salginatobel Bridge, Prättigau
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Cycling in

Schiers
Prättigauer Route
Prättigauer Route
Route 21, Klosters–Sargans
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Mountain biking in

Schiers
Graubünden Bike
Swiss Bike Masters
Panorama Ride
Furna–Trimmiser Alp
Alp Valpun
Danusa
Pendlatrail