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Stage 16, Arosa–Langwies
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Walserweg
Walserweg
Stage 17, Langwies–Klosters
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 10, Langwies–Tschiertschen
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 9, Davos Dorf–Langwies
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Langwies
Graubünden Bike
Graubünden Bike
Hochwang–Peisteralp
Durannapass–Strelapass
Arosa Lenzerheide Rundtour
Ochsenalp–Tschiertschen
Medergen–Sapün
Arosa–Ochsenalp
Arosa
Langwies

Langwies

The homely Graubunden mountain village of Langwies with its several Walser houses lies just before the famous resort of Arosa at the rear of the Schanfigg Valley. Sights to see are the reinforced- concrete Langwies railway viaduct, the ancient «Steinmannli» earth pyramids and the village church.
The Graubunden mountain valley of Schanfigg branches off from the Rhine Valley in Chur. The small village of Langwies is a neighbour of the well-known resort of Arosa and lies far to the back of the valley. The Schanfigg is a deeply carved valley with lovely, sunny terraces, flower-filled meadows, roomy Alpine pastures and extensive forests. Langwies comprises the hamlets and settlements of Litzirüti, Fondei and Sapün. The wooden houses – browned by the sun and adorned with flowers – will tempt you to linger a while.

The original language of Langwies was Rhaeto-Romanic. At the beginning of the 14th century, Walser people from the Valais came from the direction of Davos to settle in the area and imported the German language. The route over the Strelapass to Davos remained the most important link to the outside world until 1877. In 1891, this orientation changed towards Chur on completion of the Chur - Langwies road with its 365 hairpin bends and numerous tunnels.

This was followed in 1914 by the opening of the railway. The Langwies landmark is the Rhaetian Railway’s Langweis viaduct, designed by Eduard Züblin and also built in 1914. The viaduct spans the waters of the Plessur and Sapünerbach at a height of 62 metres, a 287-m-long elegant, reinforced-concrete structure, for a long time the world’s largest reinforced-concrete railway bridge.

Also worth visiting at Langwies: the «Steinmannli» earth pyramids in Gründjitobel near the western boundary of the municipality. Don’t miss seeing the interior of the village church, called St. Mary’s Church until the Reformation. The tower, walls, nave and several frescoes date back to the first church from1384/85.

In summer, hikes along old Walser paths and cycle tours can be enjoyed, in winter a wide range of winter-sport attractions are on offer in neighbouring Arosa. Langwies itself offers winter walking trails and four sledge runs.

Highlights

  • Langwies viaduct - on the Rhaetian Railway Chur-Arosa section, the 287-m-long structure at a height of 62 m was for a long time the world’s largest reinforced- concrete railway bridge.
  • Langwies Walser settlement - after the Walsers settled here, German was spoken in the sun- browned wooden houses instead of Rhaeto-Romanic
The homely Graubunden mountain village of Langwies with its several Walser houses lies just before the famous resort of Arosa at the rear of the Schanfigg Valley. Sights to see are the reinforced- concrete Langwies railway viaduct, the ancient «Steinmannli» earth pyramids and the village church.
The Graubunden mountain valley of Schanfigg branches off from the Rhine Valley in Chur. The small village of Langwies is a neighbour of the well-known resort of Arosa and lies far to the back of the valley. The Schanfigg is a deeply carved valley with lovely, sunny terraces, flower-filled meadows, roomy Alpine pastures and extensive forests. Langwies comprises the hamlets and settlements of Litzirüti, Fondei and Sapün. The wooden houses – browned by the sun and adorned with flowers – will tempt you to linger a while.

The original language of Langwies was Rhaeto-Romanic. At the beginning of the 14th century, Walser people from the Valais came from the direction of Davos to settle in the area and imported the German language. The route over the Strelapass to Davos remained the most important link to the outside world until 1877. In 1891, this orientation changed towards Chur on completion of the Chur - Langwies road with its 365 hairpin bends and numerous tunnels.

This was followed in 1914 by the opening of the railway. The Langwies landmark is the Rhaetian Railway’s Langweis viaduct, designed by Eduard Züblin and also built in 1914. The viaduct spans the waters of the Plessur and Sapünerbach at a height of 62 metres, a 287-m-long elegant, reinforced-concrete structure, for a long time the world’s largest reinforced-concrete railway bridge.

Also worth visiting at Langwies: the «Steinmannli» earth pyramids in Gründjitobel near the western boundary of the municipality. Don’t miss seeing the interior of the village church, called St. Mary’s Church until the Reformation. The tower, walls, nave and several frescoes date back to the first church from1384/85.

In summer, hikes along old Walser paths and cycle tours can be enjoyed, in winter a wide range of winter-sport attractions are on offer in neighbouring Arosa. Langwies itself offers winter walking trails and four sledge runs.

Highlights

  • Langwies viaduct - on the Rhaetian Railway Chur-Arosa section, the 287-m-long structure at a height of 62 m was for a long time the world’s largest reinforced- concrete railway bridge.
  • Langwies Walser settlement - after the Walsers settled here, German was spoken in the sun- browned wooden houses instead of Rhaeto-Romanic

Arrival and return Langwies

Adresse

Tourismus Tschiertschen
Gemeindehaus
7064 Tschiertschen
Tel. +41 (0)81 373 10 10
info@tschiertschen.ch
www.tschiertschen.ch

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Accommodation

Berghaus Heimeli
Berghaus Heimeli
Sapün
Pension Alte Post
Pension Alte Post
Langwies
Schluocht-Hof
Schluocht-Hof
Langwies
Ski- und Berggasthaus Casanna
Ski- und Berggasthaus Casanna
Langwies
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Places of interest

Arosa Untersee
Arosa Untersee
Hörnli Trail
Hörnli Trail
Langwies Viaduct
Langwies Viaduct
Pumptrack Arosa
Pumptrack Arosa
Skill Center Arosa
Skill Center Arosa
Weisshorn Arosa
Weisshorn Arosa
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Hiking in

Langwies
Walserweg
Walserweg
Stage 16, Arosa–Langwies
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Walserweg
Walserweg
Stage 17, Langwies–Klosters
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 10, Langwies–Tschiertschen
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 9, Davos Dorf–Langwies
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Mountain biking in

Langwies
Graubünden Bike
Graubünden Bike
Hochwang–Peisteralp
Durannapass–Strelapass
Arosa Lenzerheide Rundtour
Ochsenalp–Tschiertschen
Medergen–Sapün
Arosa–Ochsenalp