Swiss Arosa

Arosa travel guide

Ella Sheikhova

Arosa is a unique resort in Switzerland. It is that quiet, peaceful, cozy place to go with the whole family. In comparison with the resort of Locarno is just an ideal place for sports lovers. In addition to all the town has a wonderful unique mountain landscape, combined with pure mountain air and microclimatic conditions. The valley in which Arosa is located is well protected from the winds because it is surrounded by mountains. The wooded slopes and small lakes attract all lovers of this kind of recreation.

Arosa attracts people because of its location and the excellent opportunities that distinguish it from other resorts in the country. Many tourists think that the disadvantage of the resort is a fairly large number of easy trails, which are suitable for beginners skiing. But I think this factor is more of a plus for a holiday in Arosa. After all, this makes the resort a unique place for beginner skiers and future athletes. And also a place to teach children how to ski. After all, many resorts do not have pistes for children, and parents also want to take them on vacation. For parents who simply do not have anyone to leave their kids, and still want to ski, created a special club on the territory called Alpine Club Mickey Mouse. Here you can leave children with qualified professionals for the time of your skating. For older children here are constantly organizing fun activities, including contests and concerts. On the elevators.

When is it better to have a rest in Arosa?

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This is a wonderful family resort located in the heart of Graubünden, in the Schanfing Valley. The town is small and very quiet. Couples with children mainly come here.

The valley is ideally protected from the wind because the valley is completely surrounded by mountains, it has a very special microclimate, which also creates the most favorable climatic conditions for children’s stay.

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The favorite place for parents is, Alpine Club Mickey Mouse, a ski club for children. They can be quite left here while skiing, there are nurses with very high qualifications. There are relatively few ski slopes, only 70 km, but there is enough winter entertainment. Snowboarding, snowshoeing, horse-drawn carts, etc. makes the resort a special place, where one wants to come again and again. Arosa is different from other resorts in Switzerland, the largest number of sunny days.

The ski season begins in December to mid-April.

But I advise you to be careful with the time of rest in Arosa, because from mid-April to June, and from mid-October to mid-December of the month almost all the complexes of the resort are closed, including hotels, so be careful.

What money to take with you?


In Arosa, as well as in any other city or village in Switzerland, it is better to go with Swiss francs or euros, you can and with any other freely convertible currency, which neither Russian rubles, nor the Ukrainian hryvnia, as well as monetary units of other post-Soviet countries do not apply. It is possible to pay in euro as a last resort, but not always and not everywhere. The Swiss consider exchange rate rounded: either 3 francs for 2 Euros or even 1 to 1.

There are no currency exchange offices in Switzerland. Exchange of currency is possible only in any bank branch, but only in the morning, i.e. before lunch break. For an exchange fee is charged. In some four-and-a-half-star hotels you can also exchange currency, but at a very unfavorable rate. It is not possible to change rubles anywhere except for some compatriot at the hotel, who is leaving and has some money left in Swiss francs. However, it is almost impossible to count on such an opportunity.

As for bank cards, it does not matter which/which international banking systems they can be used. Given the rather difficult economic situation in the domestic banks, you should have enough cash as a safety net not to depend on circumstances.

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Where to stay in Arosa?

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A quiet and quite secluded place in the mountains is exactly Arosa. Sports recreation, as well as the beautiful natural landscape, combined with mild climatic conditions, make the resort simply a unique, wind-protected place. In addition, surrounded by woods and mountains, this resort, which encourages a lot of hiking, attracts many tourists just by this feature.

In addition, it is a great place for families, because there are educational children’s schools and various recreational activities. I would call the resort a quiet village where you can enjoy nature and beauty, as well as skiing and outdoor activities.

Due to the fact that Arosa is very close to Zurich, every year it is visited by a fairly large number of tourists, many of whom have heard about this place from friends and acquaintances.

Sun Valley has a fairly reasonable price compared to many resorts in Switzerland. Although on its territory is a very large number of expensive hotels and chalets.

Very popular with tourists enjoy the chalets, many of which are located in the wooded area, or in the hills. People choose them because of the panoramic views of the mountains, the green outskirts in summer, and snow-covered fir trees in winter.

Arosa is very appreciated by fans of such holidays. The season at the resort is quite short, and, more often than not, the Swiss come here on weekends, so it is better to book a place in advance.

There is a high demand for the resort, which is located in the western parts of Switzerland.

How to get here?

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A small, but so cozy and attractive resort called Arosa, is located in the canton of Graubünden. It is only a few hours drive from Zurich. This is the nearest international airport, leading to the resort itself.

The most convenient way is to travel from Zurich airport to Arosa by train, with a change in Kur. You have a beautiful panoramic view, the scenery of Switzerland is simply magnificent, because the road passes through the mountainous terrain. It is just a unique opportunity to enjoy nature on the road. The road takes no more than two hours. Trains leave Zurich every hour.

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From Basel it takes 4.5 hours and from Friedrichshafen 4 hours.

If leaving Zurich airport, drive through the center on the A-11 towards the Kur. And then follow the signs towards Arosa. I would not advise to go by car. The road takes about the same time as the train, and the comfort is much less. This is because Arosa is high in the mountains. You have to drive on a serpentine road, which has more than three hundred turns.

Food and drink

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Arosa is just an amazing, unique resort, which has more than 50 restaurants and stores, about 23 bars, as well as a sea of nightclubs, cinemas and other entertainment. Most of the bars and clubs are open in the hotels.

The most popular are:

Disco NUTS , is the most popular disco of the resort. It is a place not only for young people. People gather here regardless of age and musical preferences, and just to have a drink, relax and dance to their heart’s content. The disco is open almost until five in the morning, depending on the season.

LOS Café Bar pleases visitors with quite a wide selection of drinks. Guests of the resort and locals enjoy live music, as well as music by DJs on weekends. People like to relax here, the place is very cozy, and they like to have fun with various board games over a mug.

The Seehof Hotel has a fairly relaxed atmosphere at The Lounge bar . Excellent cocktails and live music attract tourists. But during the peak season, there’s a cabaret show and people flock in from all over the place.

The Kitchen Club, located in the Eden Hotel, is quite popular. The interior is very original, as the club is housed in a twentieth-century kitchen. There are frying pans, fridge, pots as decor elements, and the DJ himself is located on the old refrigerator. The club is located in the heart of Arosa and is open until two in the morning.

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In the building of the Eden Hotel, there is another club, the Crazy Club, but it belongs to the Post Hotel.

How to have fun?

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An amazing resort, the first city in which was built a railway arch bridge, and the first in the world, the height of which is 62 meters. Arosa is more like a ski village with beautiful panoramic views and cozy places for recreation. The town lies in a valley, which is surrounded by mountains and almost completely sheltered from the winds, at an altitude of 1800 meters. Here are luxurious hotels with spa centers and other types of recreation and recovery. It is also a great resort for families. There are always absolutely free events for vacationers, such as holidays and themed entertainment.

For very young children and their parents here is equipped and thought out absolutely everything. Starting with the kindergarten, where you can leave the smallest children, Swiss Ski & Snowboard School, and ending with the whole ski school for children, Junior Club. Children love going to the Kursaal children’s cinema.

Children are very fond of sledging and skating . Therefore Arose is always ready to meet restless little kids. The distance between Pratschli and Obersee is exactly one kilometer. And another trail Tschuggenhutte – Grand Hotel Tschuggen, the distance is about half a kilometer. There are also two skating rinks.

For those who like to walk there are hiking, the routes are up to 60 kilometers. Hiking is very colorful and picturesque, the mountain ranges in winter are especially beautiful.

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