690 Erlebnisweg Glaspass
690 Erlebnisweg Glaspass

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Erlebnisweg Glaspass

Erlebnisweg Glaspass

Tschappina, Glaspass–Tschappina, Glaspass

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Erlebnisweg Glaspass

Erlebnisweg Glaspass

The circular trail brings the history of the Heinzenberg landslides to life. With stunning views of Piz Beverin and the Safien valley, various stops along the way offer insight into a unique landscape that has been shaped by both nature and man.
The fate of Lake Lüscher was sealed in 1910 when its basin was drained. But this is only one aspect of the fascinating history of the Heinzenberg landslides. At over a dozen info points along the trail, visitors can learn about everything from the history of the population to the geological features of the Glas Pass, which was once the most important route between the Safien and Domleschg valleys.

The path runs from the Glas Pass over the hills of the Glaser Grat to the former Lake Lüscher and back. Always front and centre: the massive landslide area between the Tschappina communities of Glas and Obergmeind. Although the Walsers settled here In the 14th century, Mother Nature resisted all human intrusion. Sliding slate slopes led to the destruction of valuable pastures. The Nolla torrent rose over its banks and caused further devastation To this day, dams must often be replaced or rebuilt, as locals continue to struggle against this «vengeance of nature».

All seriousness aside: even the youngest visitors have much to discover on the adventure trail, including the exceptional Säumer playground on the Glas Pass. In Häärdställi in Obergmeind, the «Butatsch-Kügelibahn» provides for a spot of fun, while a firewood barbecue has been set up near Lake Lüscher. Heinzenberg products are available from the drive-in farm shop in Obergmeind, the Innerglas farm shop, or Alpine farmers on the Bruuchalp. Guests can obtain a free hiking guide containing further information at the Glas Pass and Obergmeind entrances.
The circular trail brings the history of the Heinzenberg landslides to life. With stunning views of Piz Beverin and the Safien valley, various stops along the way offer insight into a unique landscape that has been shaped by both nature and man.
The fate of Lake Lüscher was sealed in 1910 when its basin was drained. But this is only one aspect of the fascinating history of the Heinzenberg landslides. At over a dozen info points along the trail, visitors can learn about everything from the history of the population to the geological features of the Glas Pass, which was once the most important route between the Safien and Domleschg valleys.

The path runs from the Glas Pass over the hills of the Glaser Grat to the former Lake Lüscher and back. Always front and centre: the massive landslide area between the Tschappina communities of Glas and Obergmeind. Although the Walsers settled here In the 14th century, Mother Nature resisted all human intrusion. Sliding slate slopes led to the destruction of valuable pastures. The Nolla torrent rose over its banks and caused further devastation To this day, dams must often be replaced or rebuilt, as locals continue to struggle against this «vengeance of nature».

All seriousness aside: even the youngest visitors have much to discover on the adventure trail, including the exceptional Säumer playground on the Glas Pass. In Häärdställi in Obergmeind, the «Butatsch-Kügelibahn» provides for a spot of fun, while a firewood barbecue has been set up near Lake Lüscher. Heinzenberg products are available from the drive-in farm shop in Obergmeind, the Innerglas farm shop, or Alpine farmers on the Bruuchalp. Guests can obtain a free hiking guide containing further information at the Glas Pass and Obergmeind entrances.
8 km | 1 Stage
480 m | 480 m
2 h 40 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Glaspass
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Hints

Hint
The additional Glas Pass – Innerglas – Glas Pass loop is pram-friendly.
Hint
There is a second start/end point at the Obergmeind entrance.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Glaspass
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Contact

Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz 4
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch
www.viamala.ch

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