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Welcome to the Homepage of the Alpine House "Schalom"

Alpine House Schalom for Self-cookers on the Oberberg at Parpan (Lenzerheide, Canton of Grisons)

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  • 1750 m above sea level on a sunny south-western alpine terrace inmidst of green nature
  • Google Earth Coordinates: 46° 46' 51" N, 9° 34' 11" E
  • Magnificent view
  • Ideal for hiking and biking
  • Plane meadow and mountain creeks for playing
  • Approx. 1 hour walking distance from Parpan
  • Access by car possible, but only during the snow-free season and only with a special permit (acquired from the local authorities in Churwalden: approx. CHF30) 
  • Acces in winter only by skis or walking, about 1hr from the village to the house (difference in altitude approx. 250m, distance approx. 4km) ; transports of luggage (paid) by means of a snow mobile are presently no more possible
  • Skiing region Parpan/Churwalden/Valbella/Lenzerheide close by 
  • However, the house is not located at a skiing site! 
  • During local avalanche threat the access may be forbidden by local authorities


  • Maximum 30 people: 1 room with 16 matresses, 1 room with 11 matresses, 1 room with 2 beds (additional camp bed possible)
  • large living- and dining-room with a fire place
  • 2 WCs and 2 separate wash-rooms 
  • Telephone available 
  • Not for wheel-chairs (corridors and doors are too narrow)


  • Spacious but cosy alpine house 
  • Well equipped kitchen for vacation camps with a wood stove (type Tiba, with a large cooking surface) plus a propane heater with three working spots
  • For self-cookers
  • Come with your own sleeping-bag plus a pillow-case or bedding (woolen blankets available)
  • Running cold water
  • No showers! - but something much nicer (see under specialty)
  • Fire place and liquid fuel stove
  • In the entire house solar-electric light (the propane gas light is no longer available)

  • Open-air bathing tub for approx. 8 persons at a time (heated by wood stove). 
  • This is WELLNESS at Parpan Oberberg in our own "Thermal Pool" in the free alpine air, in winter in snow and ice.
  • Muscle power generator: Charging empty solar batteries operating a bicycle on the spot, when clouds cover the sun.
  • Windgenerator: Enjoy charging of the solar batteries, when a nasty wind howls around the house.


The alpine house Schalom (german spelling for the English Shalom) shall be a place of peace and encounter in the spirit of  the Gospel. So our invitation is primarily addressed to christian groups of children, youth, students, families (two or more families) and adults, as well as congregations. Other types of groups by agreement.
Ideal size of groups approx.. 20-25 people.
For small groups, single families, couples, etc., for whom the alpine house Schalom is too large and for whom we do not offer longterm (over 2 months) reservation, we want to draw your attention to other possibilities; for this see under Links.

Please note:

Dogs are not welcome!
No smoking in the entire house!
The special driving permits for one or more days or weeks can be purchased from the local authorities in Churwalden. During the snowfree season permits for one day only can also be purchased from a box at the traffic stop sign. - Any other information concerning these permits on other pages of this website are no longer valid, but could not yet be modified.


Primarily weekly rent, exceptions (for example weekends) by special agreement


Normally longterm advance booking (more than two months in advance) for at least 15 people
Less than 15 people and single families only booking on shorter notice (less than two months in advance), but we are open for exceptions as well.


Family Matthias & Sandra Wirth-Bernhard
Schellenbergstrasse 19
CH-7000 Chur
Tel. (+41) (0) 81 250 28 62


Do you think a vacation in Switzerland is too expensive for your budget and the one of  your group? - Well, if you like to be served in a hotel in one of the places famous for tourists, that could be true; we cannot afford it either! However,  if you are willing to take care of yourself, it is all a different story for us - and for you! - So check further into this Homepage and find out. You will see that even staying in Switzerland can be quite affordable. And if you are willing to invest some of your time and do some work, it gets close to nothing. Just check the price list and contact us; possibly there are some possibilities..

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Last Update of this page: 20.2.2019