to Schuls. FIDERIS. 90. Route. 325
walks to the Tanzboi.cn, above the school, and thence to the Ahorngruppe
and the Markusplatz; to Marnein (3661'; 3/« hr.); to the Maiensass or chalet
of Malan (4282'; 1 hr.); to Fadera (3477'; 1 hr.); and to the Mannas (3812';
1 hr,). — Ascents. (Guides Fausch and Sprecher): The Vilan or Ocbsenberg
(erroneously Augstenberg; 7802'; 4 hrs.; guide 5 fr.) affords a splendid view.
— Ascent of the Scesaplana (9738'; 6-7 hrs.; guide 14 fr.), by the Alp Pains
and the (&l/2 hrs.) Schamella Club Hut (7S0O'; where the night is usually
Spent); thence to the top by a steep but good path in 2 hrs. more (comp.
p. 389). — Passage of the Cavell-Joch (7563') to the Liiner See 6 hrs. (guide
8 fr.), rather toilsome (comp. p. 38S).
7M. Schiers (2155'; *Post), 2i/4 M. from Griisch. On 24th
April, 1622, the villagers defeated the Austrians in the churchyard.
The women chiefly contributed to the victory, and they have since
enjoyed the privilege of first receiving the sacrament as a reward.
Over the Schweizerthor (7057') or the Drusenthor (7728') to (8-9 hrs.)
Schruns, see p. 389 (both toilsome, and rarely traversed). — Ascent of the
Kreuz (7218') by Faiauna and Stdlserberg, in 2'/a hrs., interesting.
The road crosses (1 M.) the river, which it follows through the
narrowing valley to (3 M.) Jenatz (2462'; Post; Krone) and (1 M.)
Fiderisau (2447'; Niggli, plain).
A road ascends here to the right to (1 M.) the Village of Fideris (2962';
Inn, belonging to the owner of the baths ; several pensions), where a mon¬
ument to the judge Schneider, the 'Hofer' of the Vorarlberg, was erected by
Archduke John. To the S. of the village (IV2 M.; road for small vehicles
only) are the Baths of Fideris (3479'), situated in a gorge. The water,
containing carbonate of soda and carbonic acid gas, is beneficial in pul¬
monary complaints, and resembles that of St. Moritz, but it is less powerful
(R. 2-3'/2, pens. 5-6 fr.).
The road follows the Landquart through a magnificent rocky and
wooded gorge. To the left, high above, lies the hamlet oiPutz, with
the ruined stronghold of Castels, destroyed by the 'Gray Confederates'
in 1622. From a pine-clad hill to the right peeps the ruin of Strahl¬
egg. We cross the LandquaTt to the hamlet of Dalvazza, belonging
to the parish of Luzein higher up , and (2 M.) Kiiblis (2690';
*Krone; Steinbock), a pleasant village.
Fkom Kublis to the Montavon, over the St. Antbnier-Joch (7848'),
8 hrs. to Gallenkirch, easy. From the village of (3 hrs.) St. Antonien. (4660';
:Lotscher) the "Sulzfluh (9324'; superb view) may be ascended in 4-5 hrs.
(trying; with guide). — To Schruns over the Partnun or Gruben Pass
(7332'), 7-8 hrs.; over the Plasseggen-Joch (76941), S hrs.; both without dif¬
ficulty. On the Partnun-Slaffel, f/2 hr. above St.. Antonien, is the
finely-situated Hdt.-Pens. Sulzfluh (5866'; modest, pens. 5 fr.).
The road begins to ascend. It skirts the N. slope, affording fine
views, crosses several valleys with waterfalls, and leads by (l'/2 M.)
Saas (3261') and (2 M.) Mezza Selva (3400'; *Hot. Mezzaselva,
moderate), the post-station for the opposite village of Serneus, to
(3 M.) Klosters (see below). From the last height, we survey the
Pratigau, with the beautifully vaulted Silvretta Glacier terminating
the valley to the E.; to the right rise the Roggenhorn (9505') and
the Muckenthiilispitz (8770').
Walkers should leave the high-road beyond Mezza Selva and de¬
scend by a new road to (1 M.) the Baths of Serneus (3225'; "Kurhaus,
moderate), noted for its sulphur-spring. The route hence to (3 M.) Klosters
crosses both arms of the Landquart (1 M.), and then keeps to the right,
traversing pleasant pastures by the stream.