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alserweg Graubünden - The Way to the Walsers

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In the 13th century, a wave of emigration took place in the Valais. The settlers settled in the highest alpine regions that had not been inhabited all year round. The sovereigns called them "Walsers" and granted them special freedoms: For example, they received the land they had cleared as a perpetual hereditary fief or the right to self-government and marriage. With these special rights, they were "free" and independent compared to other population groups.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 114.8 km
40:35 h
6,571 m
6,159 m
2,603 m
1,031 m
The long-distance trail leads in 23 daily stages through the canton of Graubünden in the footsteps of the Walsers. You hike through unknown Alpine valleys, intact cultural landscapes and picturesque Walser settlements. The hiking experiences were developed by the Walser Association of Graubünden in cooperation with the local population. On your hike you will gain in-depth insights into the life of the Walsers of the past and present, enjoy traditional Walser fare or have informative conversations with locals during the hike.

This page describes the stages around the destination of Davos Klosters (stages 13 - 21). Further information and hiking offers on the Walserweg Graubünden can be found here.

Author’s recommendation

The Walserweg Graubünden is offered with organised luggage transport. You can find more information here.
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Remy Horn 
Update: April 20, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,603 m
Lowest point
1,031 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

In the Davos Klosters destination there are many farmed alps with livestock. It is therefore to be expected that animals will be encountered everywhere. We ask you to be considerate and to drive at an appropriate speed.

Tips and hints

The Walser Trail is marked with the number 35.

Start

Filisur (1,030 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'970E 1'171'597N
DD
46.673431, 9.686342
DMS
46°40'24.4"N 9°41'10.8"E
UTM
32T 552496 5169103
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Destination

St. Antönien

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Chur, then by Rhaetian Railway to Davos and Filisur.

Getting there

By train/bus directly to Filisur station.

Parking

Use public parking spaces in Filisur.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'970E 1'171'597N
DD
46.673431, 9.686342
DMS
46°40'24.4"N 9°41'10.8"E
UTM
32T 552496 5169103
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
114.8 km
Duration
40:35 h
Ascent
6,571 m
Descent
6,159 m
Highest point
2,603 m
Lowest point
1,031 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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