Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg
Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg
287 Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg
287 Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg
Winterwanderweg
Winterwanderweg

Winter hiking

Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg

Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg

Arosa, Innerarosa–Ifang–Schwellisee–Arosa, Innerarosa

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Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg

Schwellisee-Winterwanderweg

There is a lot to discover on this hike to Lake Schwellisee: besides other things, you will find a lovely mountain lake and the cultural highlights of Arosa.
From Innerarosa, the path leads past the restaurant Alpenblick into the middle of the skiing region. Through snowy winter landscapes Lake Schwellisee will be reached, which is – at least in summer – as clear as glass. Due to its form, the lake remembers of an ivy leaf. The whole area around the lake was once surrounded by arolla pines. Walser cleared the trees, so only a few pines testify from back then.

The lake marks the turning point of the hike. The path leads now back to the village. Shortly before reaching the end of the hike, you pass the local history museum at house Eggahuus, built around 1600. The collections include a weaving loom, stuffed animals and even a «sports department» with old skis and sledges. If you still have time, take a detour from here to the mountain chapel (Bergkirchli), which is just 300 metres away, a little above the village. It0s the oldest building of Arosa. In the wood covered tower of this late Gothic church, which measures 10m in height, the bells from 1492 are still hanging. From the sunny benches outside, one can furthermore enjoy a wonderful view to Mt. Erzhorn and Mt. Aroser Rothorn.
There is a lot to discover on this hike to Lake Schwellisee: besides other things, you will find a lovely mountain lake and the cultural highlights of Arosa.
From Innerarosa, the path leads past the restaurant Alpenblick into the middle of the skiing region. Through snowy winter landscapes Lake Schwellisee will be reached, which is – at least in summer – as clear as glass. Due to its form, the lake remembers of an ivy leaf. The whole area around the lake was once surrounded by arolla pines. Walser cleared the trees, so only a few pines testify from back then.

The lake marks the turning point of the hike. The path leads now back to the village. Shortly before reaching the end of the hike, you pass the local history museum at house Eggahuus, built around 1600. The collections include a weaving loom, stuffed animals and even a «sports department» with old skis and sledges. If you still have time, take a detour from here to the mountain chapel (Bergkirchli), which is just 300 metres away, a little above the village. It0s the oldest building of Arosa. In the wood covered tower of this late Gothic church, which measures 10m in height, the bells from 1492 are still hanging. From the sunny benches outside, one can furthermore enjoy a wonderful view to Mt. Erzhorn and Mt. Aroser Rothorn.
4 km | 1 Stage
150 m | 150 m
1 h 25 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Arosa, Gada
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from beginning of December to mid-April.
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Contact

Arosa Tourismus
Arosastrasse 27
7050 Arosa
Tel. +41 (0)81 378 70 20
arosa@arosa.swiss
www.arosa.ch

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Arosa Untersee
Arosa Untersee
Pumptrack Arosa
Pumptrack Arosa
Weisshorn Arosa
Weisshorn Arosa
Skill Center Arosa
Skill Center Arosa
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Signalization

Signalization
For winter hiking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization