Engadin

Switzerland

Upper Engadin (OberEngadine) in Grisons, South Eastern Switzerland, is the cultural sister to glitzy St Moritz and has long been the preferred destination of writers, artists, thinkers and musicians.

A testament to this particular clientele, this is the quieter side of the mountains. Engadin is famed for its particular architecture and "graffiti" etched onto the walls of the houses - and is so peacefully selcuded it even preserves its own Romansh language. The region offers travellers fabulous history including the 8th century Carolingian convent of St John the Baptist in Madulain.

From Upper Engadin you can easily reach some of Switzerland’s best glacial lakes, and ski fanatics will love nearby 3000 metres-high Diavolezza glacier and the Lagalp Ski regions. You also have access to the famous Glacial Express networks and the family friendly ski resort of Zuoz.

Villa Flor, Hotel, Upper Engadin, design, Alps, ski
Engadin, Grisons

Villa Flor


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Boutique Hotel Chesa Stüva Colani, Madulain, Upper Engadin, Switzerland
Engadin, Grisons

Hotel Chesa Stüva Colani


Wonderfully aged, chunky, twisted and rooted - built in the 17th century, the boutique Hotel Chesa Stüva Colani has not only been at home in the tiny mountain village of Madulain for centuries, the house Colani has never looked so good.

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