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arosa in the summer? anyone familiar with this town or area?

arosa in the summer? anyone familiar with this town or area?

Apr 10th, 2007, 04:11 PM
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arosa in the summer? anyone familiar with this town or area?

my friend has a chalet in arosa which i can stay in for free, one week in july. are there good hikes &/or easy (train/bus) access to other towns in the area? is arosa in one of the scenic parts of switzerland?
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Apr 11th, 2007, 03:24 AM
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Hi bodhijack,


Arosa is in the far eastern part of the country, just south of Chur. It's a mountainous area.

You can check out the town at www.arosa.ch. The CN Traveler magazine just did a story on this area in their April issue -- it's called "Swiss Bliss." Here's a link:


Good luck!

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Apr 11th, 2007, 05:01 AM
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Arosa is a lovely little train trip up from Chur, the capital of Graubunden. Graubunden is a wonderful part of Switzerland - and Chur is a small and pleasant town.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 07:18 AM
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Scenic? You're right in the middle of the alps! Lucky you! Check out the Arosa tourism sites for more info.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 07:42 AM
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A couple years ago we stayed in Chur for a couple days and spent a full day up in Arosa -- in the summer. We thought it was delighful and surprised we never hear more about it. For what it's worth, though, we heard very little English being spoken by other visitors (or if so, with a decided British accent). It seems to be more popular with other Europeans than with Americans.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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If you can stay there free you should jump on that opportunity.

Yes, Arosa is in the middle of the Alps, surrounded by beautiful scenery. It lacks glaciers, though, and is located at the end of a valley (high up and sunny). The point is that you always have to go back to Chur to do day trips - always takes time.

There are good hikes in the area. Two cable cars/gondolas lift you up to mountains from where you can hike to Lenzerheide. Or hike to Davos via Sapün using the Parsenn funicular down to Davos. Back by train/bus.
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