"Scuol and the Lower Engadine Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Scuol by german_eagle

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The Engadine Valley, which is my favourite vacation destination, is separated into two quite different parts: Lower and Upper Engadine. For the Upper Engadine with its major place St. Moritz please see my St. Moritz page.

This page is about the Lower Engadine Valley which is called Engiadina Basse in local language "Rumansch". It is located in the far east of Switzerland, bordering to Austria in the north and sharing a short borderline with Italy in the east.

It is a lovely valley along the Inn river, with huge mountains to both sides, reaching more than 3000 meters, with large glaciers in the northern mountain range (Silvretta). The Lower Engadine takes profit of its location in the Central Alps - only relatively little rain and a lot of sun. Shortly said, the weather tends to be like on the Southern side of the Alps.

The Lower Engadine doesn't know the crowds of the famous places in the Alps. It is a region for hikers, bikers, skiiers or just recreation. The Inn river offers plenty of water sports, e.g. fantastic whitewater rafting. But you can read all this in the tips section.

When being in the Lower Engadine you MUST have a closer look at the quaint villages: they are probably some of the most beautiful in the Alps. Old stone houses, decorated with sgraffiti, surrounding small squares with fountains, small cobbled streets leading around the corner to the next square. Minor roads cross rivers on covered wooden bridges.

The locals remained their language and culture well. They are a (constitutional protected) minority in Switzerland and speak the language Rumansch. You can get by with German very well, and English is usually spoken, especially by the younger folks.

  • Last visit to Scuol: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2016 at 5:50 AM

    Hi, Ingo! What an amazing destination....There's so much to see and to do there... Thanks for your trafel advice!...

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    wonderful views of the mountains!!! it seems it's all everyone needs for good relaxation: mountains and silent villages. :-) but... flying golf balls :-)) great updates!

  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Beautiful photos!! ;-) Will read the rest tomorrow.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Hello Ingo, I see you have returned to the Lower Engadine Valley in the summer and added several fine tips with beautiful photos. I fully agree with your observations of the Swiss public transport system ?- it works perfectly.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 12:58 PM

    Did you go to the Thermal bath? I was once there and liked the outside pool very much. I find Scuol quite cute :))

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    Ingo, lovely page about this gem in Graubünden. Up to now I haven't been there but at least I once sat on a train in the direction of Scoul. As always I like your restaurant tips. :-)

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2006 at 7:06 AM

    I came to look at one of my favorite areas of Switz. I would always stop back if ever there again. I am ever thankful for your Pension Val Tuoi and Guarda recommendation. It is such a wonderful experience up on the mountainside..

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2006 at 8:36 PM

    What a lovely place with great architecture !

  • Oct 23, 2005 at 3:52 AM

    Good job 'German Eagle'. The Engadin looks really nice.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2005 at 6:00 AM

    Thanks for the tips, I really must put Switzerland on my wish list!

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