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World-Monument-Bridge over the gorge of Salgina above Schiers

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  • Weltmonument Salginatobelbrücke Schiers
    / Weltmonument Salginatobelbrücke Schiers
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Andreas Kessler
  • Salginatobelbrücke Aussichtsplatform
    / Salginatobelbrücke Aussichtsplatform
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Prättigau Tourismus
  • Infotafel zur Salginatobelbrücke bei der Chalchofenhütte
    / Infotafel zur Salginatobelbrücke bei der Chalchofenhütte
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Prättigau Tourismus
  • Blick vom der Plattform zur Salginatobelbrücke
    / Blick vom der Plattform zur Salginatobelbrücke
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Prättigau Tourismus
Map /  World-Monument-Bridge over the gorge of Salgina above Schiers
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Historic tour around the Salgina-World-Monument Bridge and of the architecture of the engineering. Nature, culture and architecture.
easy
7.6km
2:30
241 m
240 m
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The 'Salgina-World-Monument-Bridge' makes up the main item of the connecting road from Schiers to Schuders. With an elegant bow it crosses the gorge of Salgina in a height of 90 m .

Author's recommendation

Any further information about the 'Salgina-World-Monument-Bridge'  you will find on the homepage of Prättigau Tourism.
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Author
Daniela Göpfert
Updated: 2017-04-18

Difficulty easy
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875 m
653 m
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Suitable for families and children Suitable for families and children
Nice views
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Tips, hints and links

Prättigau Tourismus
Sananggastrasse 6
CH-7214 Grüsch
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11
info@praettigau.info
www.praettigau.info

Start

Starting point is Schiers station (656 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.968031 N 9.688616 E
UTM 32T 552383 5201841

Destination

Destination is Schiers station

Note

Wildlife refuge Palangga, Terschieb: Do not enter the nature reserve from 01.02 until 30.04.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the station in Schiers you follow the signs to The Bridge of the Gorge of Salgina. After about 500 metres you leave the village and turn left in the direction of the gorge of the river 'Schraubach'. After passing a gravel pit you walk along the river until you get to the hut of the lime kiln. This is where the tour starts. The historic tour is signposted right from the station Schiers and leads you from this hut within about one hour round the world-monument back to the starting point. The cliimb to the vantage point follows an the right side of the Salgina gorge. The short detour to this platform is signalled and the additional few metres are worth it because from this point the bridge is presented from an outstanding angle. After having taken a number of fotos you continue the climb to the bridge. The view from the bridge down to the gorge is simply outstanding ! Your gaze roames down for more than 90 metres where you make out the river. It is possible to make a detour under the bridge, the cavity is partly accessible and most impressive. On the right of the bridge the footpath takes you back to the valley. Now you can look back and be astonished at the engineer's skill which has granted  the population of Schiers the only World-Monument of Switzerland.

Public transport:

Public transport by railway RhB to Schiers ( timetable-entry 910).

Getting there:

Access roads are A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Schiers.

Parking:

There are free car parks at the first exit to Schiers along B 28 (coming from Landquart).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Andreas Perez
2015-08-15
Wunderschöne Aussicht von unten dem Tal entlang, sowie von der Salginatobelbrücke aus! Sehr flache Strecke - Super geeignet für einen Familienausflug, Hunde oder auch zum Joggen. Leider war die Aussichtsplattform aufgrund eines Felssturzes gesperrt. Trotzdem sehr empfehlentswert!
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Difficulty easy
Distance 7.6 km
Duration 2:30 hrs
Ascent 241 m
Descent 240 m

Qualities

Round tour Nice views Suitable for families and children

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