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“Alpine suburb of Chur”
Review of Chur-Brambruesch

Chur-Brambruesch
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Chur
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Owner description: Brambruesch in summertime: The cable car whisks you from the centre of Chur directly up to the high plateau of Brambruesch, where you are greeted by glorious Alpine summer meadows, beautiful flora and awesome panoramic views. In summer, you can enjoy wonderful hikes, cosy restaurants and thrilling bikeboard downhill runs, as well as the Alpine Bike Park with its downhill trails for mountain bikers. Also ideal for group excursions! Brambruesch in wintertime: From the city centre directly to a winter sports area - in Switzerland, that is only possible in Chur. With the aerial cableway, ski lift and chairlift you reach 2'200m above sea level and 20km of natural snow pistes and cosy mountain restaurants, complete with sun terraces, for bon vivants. In addition, there is a 6 km-long toboggan run, a winter hiking circuit trail and perfect terrain for snowshoe trekking. Equipment and courses available at the AIS Sports School.
Scarborough, Australia
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“Alpine suburb of Chur”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

You can take a gondola and then 6-man cable car up the mountain to Brambruesch if you trust the old cars. The mountain is a bikers paradise and its interesting watching them hang the bikes on the side of the cars. Once you are at the top it's a bit disappointing. There's no restaurant and you find yourself in an alpine suburb of Chur with houses and cars. So much for getting away from traffic. You can walk down the road and there's a couple of decent restaurants but you don't feel as if you are in the mountains and away from it all. There are a number of walks signposted so you must be able to get back to Nature somewhere up there.

Visited July 2014
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“First alpine trek”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was our first test of walking in the Alps and it was a sucess. We took the lift up from the city in two stages and at the top we were greeted by a Swiss charicature of an alpine farmer (dress, taliban beard and impossible to understand). He showed us how not to step out of the gondola and we were on our way up the alpine meadows. Views, air and flora were wonderful. After having negotiated a cowshit bend we soon reached our highest point and had a rest before backtracking to our reward at Malixerhof - cordon bleu and beer.

Visited July 2014
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Isle of Wight
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“Surprising Place.”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The base station for the Gondola is just a short walk from the centre of Chur, and the lift is a two stage affair, up to a terrace on the Mountainside. When we visited, the temperature in Chur was considerably higher than up at the top station. and there was a very good covering of snow. So, be warned! Ensure you know what the conditions are up top before going up in tee shirt and shorts. We were adequately dressed and thought it cool enough. We were surprised to see a Dotto train waiting to take people along the terrace, and chalets and restaurants dotted around. however, we walked the prepared piste along to the skiing area, where there are further lfts for the skiers and ski schools for the children. There is a large car park so we then understood there is a back road that brings you up another way. In short, you don't have to come up the gondolas to get there, but you do get Panoramic views of Chur and the Valley, and, if like us, you are on train tour, then the gondolas are perhaps the only option...we enjoyed it and even spotted a deer on the way down.

Visited January 2014
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