Strela Pass

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Strela Pass
Restaurant on the Strela Pass

Restaurant on the Strela Pass

Compass direction west east
Pass height 2352  m above sea level M.
Canton Grisons
Watershed Plessure Land water
Valley locations Langwies Davos
expansion Mule track
Map (Graubünden)
Strelapass (Canton of Graubünden)
Strela Pass
Coordinates 779 907  /  187 341 coordinates: 46 ° 48 '46 "  N , 9 ° 47' 46"  O ; CH1903:  seven hundred seventy-nine thousand nine hundred and seven  /  one hundred and eighty-seven thousand three hundred forty-one

The Strelapass ( 2352  m above sea level ) in the canton of Graubünden connects Davos with Sapün / Langwies in Schanfigg .


The Strela Pass has been one of the classic Walser routes since the 14th century . From him were Arosa , Langwiesenstrasse and the entire rear, so-called. Inner Schanfigg populated. The name Strela is derived from the Latin striga or Rhaeto-Romanic stria (witch).

Strelapass seen from the Haupter Horn

During the construction of the Arosa Railway , the planner of the same, the Chur engineer Robert Wildberger , acquired the concession to build a continuing rack railway from Langwies station over the Stela Pass to Davos. However, the outbreak of the First World War prevented the realization of this project.

Various projects - the last time at the beginning of the 1970s - to expand the Strela pass into a passable road or to drive under it with a tunnel between Sapün Jatz and the Schatzalp , have been abandoned. Instead, the feasibility of a valley-connecting rail tunnel between Arosa and Davos or Langwies and Davos was examined as part of a cantonal Graubünden project study . The latter variant would run right below the line of the Strela pass. In view of the tight finances, the Graubünden government did not classify such a project as a priority.


The Strela Pass is used for tourism by mountain bikers and hikers . It is also part of the Schanfigger Höhenweg .

The Swiss Irontrail , which was held for the first time in July 2012 , has led from Urdenfürggli - Hörnlihütte via Carmenna - Weisshorn to Arosa and from there via Medergen - Sapün- Strelapass to Davos .


  • Manfred Hunziker: Ringelspitz / Arosa / Rätikon , Alpineouren / Bündner Alpen , Verlag des SAC 2010, ISBN 978-3-85902-313-0 , p. 389.
  • Hans Danuser : Arosa - as it was then (1962–1978) , Vol. 5, self-published by Danuser, Arosa 2001, pp. 130, 148.
  • Hans Hofmann: Chur – Arosa, from the construction and operation of the railway , second edition, Calanda Verlag H. Hofmann, Chur 1989/93, ISBN 3-905260-11-5 , p. 65.

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