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The story of La Punt

At the foot of the Albula Pass.

As its name suggests, La Punt Chamues‐ch consists of two parts. Historically, Chamues‐ch is the elder of the two. The first written record of this former farming village dates from 1137. In 1251, Adam da Chamues-ch, one of the most famous burghers of the day, killed the tyrannical bailiff from Guardaval, thus freeing the entire region from slavery.

The beautiful old farmhouses nearly all date from after 1499 – when, during the Swabian War, the inhabitants set fire to their wooden houses in the face of the advancing enemy to encourage them to turn back. The other part of the village, La Punt ("the bridge"), grew with the increasing trade activity over the Albula Pass, establishing itself as an important hub.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the wealthy trading families of Albertini and Pirani built grand patrician houses here, which are still standing to this day. La Punt's history as a significant tourist destination began in 1861, when Max Gartmann built the Hotel Albula here. Shortly before the turn of the 20th century, the village was home to a number of guest houses, including the "Krone", which today is one of the most stylish hotels in the Upper Engadin.