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Waterfall in Surlej

Natural monument · Engadin & St.Moritz · 1,791 m
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  • Wasserfall "Ova da Sagl"
    Wasserfall "Ova da Sagl"
    Photo: Chatrigna Signorell, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG

Surlej was almost completely destroyed in 1793 and 1868 by flooding of the Ova da Surlej. As a result, a dam was built in 1873, and the river led through a tunnel to Lake Silvaplana. This also gave rise to the waterfall that can be seen from afar - and Surlej has ever since been protected from flooding. On the path from Surlej to Alp Surlej.

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Update: May 04, 2021

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2'781'863E 1'147'026N
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46.449878, 9.805877
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46°26'59.6"N 9°48'21.2"E
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32T 561893 5144349
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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 20.7 km
Duration 6:55 h
Ascent 999 m
Descent 996 m

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Descent 517 m

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.2 km
Duration 2:31 h
Ascent 257 m
Descent 257 m

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Ascent 213 m
Descent 186 m

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