The Upper Engadine
The Upper Engadine is a high valley in the canton of Graubünden, where you can find the famous town of St. Moritz, scenic lakes and magnificent hiking trails.
Check out vacation homes and apartments throughout the Upper Engadine.
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What to expect from a visit to the Upper Engadin
This wide valley is one of the driest regions in Switzerland, as clouds are mostly blocked by the mountains in the west and the north. Because of the altitude, there aren't many deciduous trees here. There are conifer forests, and the tree line is relatively close to the valley floor. Many great hiking trails offer the opportunity to explore the Alps on foot.
The Engadine is mainly about nature. Except for St. Moritz, there are hardly any larger towns, and no cities at all. There is plenty to do and see, but good weather is important.
The Engadine is a long valley. Its lower, eastern part is the Lower Engadine.
Towns in the Upper Engadine
St. Moritz is the largest and most luxurious town in the Upper Engadine. Fine dining, exclusive shopping and superb hotels can be found here. The natural surroundings of the town are magnificent. The three lakes in this area make for a varied scenery.
Other somewhat larger towns are Celerina, Samedan, Pontresina and Zuoz. There are beautiful authentic villages, such as La Punt-Chamues-ch, Sils and Silvaplana.
Winter in the Upper Engadine
Due to its high location, the valley gets a lot of snow. It's one of the best Swiss regions for a winter holiday. Find more information here.
Must do's in the Upper Engadine
The absolute best way to travel to or from the Upper Engadine is by Glacier Express or Bernina Express. Besides that, your focus should be on hiking in summer and snow activities in winter. The panoramic trail from Muottas Muragl is a good option, but there are lots of routes to choose from.
Include at least one viewing point, like Mount Corvatsch. Another example is Diavolezza on the Bernina Pass, offering a view of the Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in Graubünden. Piz Nair and Muottas Muragl are good options too.
TOWNS IN THIS REGION
Upper class alpine town which makes a magnificent base for hiking and skiing.