Located 10kms from Guarda, is another small village named Susch. The small village was rather pretty! It had a River running quite fast through the Village, and I saw the most beautiful dark purple Lilac flowering beside it. There was a covered bridge, and more house's with graffiti mural's.The scenery around here is stunning!more
We happened to be in Guarda in end of May, nearly Summer, and the weather was great. Fine and sunny, I couldn't ask for better!Now, Guarda is situated on top of a Mountain, and it is a windy road to the Carpark. If you reach the carpark, and find the walk too much for you, don't worry, get out of the car, and take some photo's from near where you...more
Just 15kms away from Guarda, is the small historic Village of Zernez. Even though it is small, it still has a couple of interesting sight's to see.First, as you are entering town, you will no doubt notice The Reformed Church and its extremely high Steeple. Then, I found quite an old Chapel with many frescoes on the inside wall's and around the...more
When in Guarda, you must keep walking until you find the Hotel/Restaurant Meisser, located right on the edge of the Mountain.Located beside the Hotel is a well kept park, where, when I walked to the edge, I had marvellous Mountain and valley views.They also have a couple of cut-out's, one of a Wolf and another of an Elk.If you go back to the road...more
This happens to be the only way you can see the town as the only Car's allowed are the resident's.Everybody else has to park in the designated car park and walk.From the Car park, there still is some hill climb to reach the Town. The pathway is paved and there is railing.Guarda, is old, and the House's here are typical of the Engadine. It is a town...more
The lower Engadin is far less touristy than the Upper Engadin with St. Moritz etc. and I am tempted to state that this is far more the authentic Engadin. Tourism has left surprisingly few traces, the most villages are copmpletely unspoilt of modern buildings and all are still speaking the archaic Rhetoroman language which is the fourth official...more
"Ustaria" is in Italian "Osteria" as you may easily guess - but of course the style is not Italian but genuin "Romantsch"
Favorite Dish: We had only a short look into it because we have eaten on the way,
It is easiest by car (whichhas to be parked outside below the village), but it can also be reached by train (the famous red narrow gauge trains of the "viafier Retica",the railway naetwork of the Canton Grischun). A small bus connects the village with all the frequent trains, the railway is far below the village.
All the Lower Engadin offers wonderful opportunities for sports close to nature all the year round, In Winter and spring ski alpinism in the Silvretta around the mountain lodge Chamanna Tuoi (but the valley leading to it has the name "val Lavinuoz" which is a due warning itself) but the area is also a quiet climbing and hiking paradise in summer - if the weather is better than we had.
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