Arosa village church

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Arosa village church, north and west facade

The village church in Arosa is an Evangelical - Reformed church in the Swiss canton of Grisons . It stands on the Hubel (“Piz Erika”) on Poststrasse between the historic Inner and the modern Outer Arosa.

History and equipment

In 1909, after a two-year construction period, the village church replaced the Bergkirchli as a place of worship and, together with the English Church from 1908 and the Catholic Church from 1907, documents Arosa's change from a farming village to a global health resort within a few decades .

It is built in Art Nouveau style and is a listed building. In 1969 she underwent an interior renovation in which the church interior was brightened and a new organ (3 manuals, 33 stops) was installed. Instead of the central baptismal font, which is otherwise common in the Reformed part of Graubünden, there is a communion table made of wood .

The village church is the central venue for concerts and lectures by the Arosa cultural area . It can accommodate a good 300 visitors, making it the largest church building in Schanfigg . In 2007 she hosted the Graubünden Synod , for the fourth time after 1910, 1935 and 1977.

The parish hall and the parish apartment are attached to the church.

Church organization

Arosa forms an independent parish within the Evangelical Reformed Regional Church of Graubünden and is part of Colloquium VI Schanfigg-Churwalden .


On March 2nd, 2013 the wedding ceremony of dressage rider Laura Bechtolsheimer and polo player Mark Tomlinson took place in the village church of Arosa . The numerous wedding guests invited included Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , William, Duke of Cambridge and Harry of Wales .


Web links

Commons : Dorfkirche Arosa  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  • Olivier Berger: World architecture excluding the world , in: Terra Grischuna 1/2011, p. 28 ff.
  • Hans Danuser : Arosa - as it was then (1907-1928) , Vol. 2, self-published by Danuser, Arosa 1998, pp. 9-13.
  • Fritz Maron: From mountain farming village to world health resort Arosa , Verlag F. Schuler, Chur 1934, pp. 260–262.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The village church near GraubündenKultur
  2. British royals spend the weekend in Arosa

Coordinates: 46 ° 46 '38.2 "  N , 9 ° 40' 31.9"  E ; CH1903:  seven hundred seventy thousand eight hundred fourteen  /  183113