Picturesque and sun-drenched, the village stretches between wild peaks and fragrant mountain pine forests along the Inn River from the Albula slope across the Engadin valley floor to the entrance of the unspoiled Val Chamuera. Stately patrician houses from the 16th and 17th centuries bear witness to its past as an important trading center along the Albula line.
It is these striking houses, steeped in history, with their unique Engadin sgraffiti and Romanesque life verses on the facades, that give La Punt Chamues-ch its charm. Thanks to its location at the foot of the Albula Pass, the village was long considered an important traffic junction and trading center since the road over the Albula was the most important connection to the north. No wonder, then, that the great patrician families settled here and marked their territory accordingly by building stately residences.
In the nationwide competition of the magazines Schweizer Illustrierte and L'illustré as well as the Corriere del Ticino for the “Swiss Village of the Year”, the municipality of La Punt Chamues-ch took first place. The readership made the decision. We were looking for communities that have a particularly active village and club life. La Punt convinced the most and wins the competition
Whether on foot or on two wheels - around La Punt Chamues-ch, numerous well sign-posted hiking trails, biking trails, and trail running tracks offer fantastic possibilities for active recreation in the beautiful Engadin nature.
Hiking holidays Via Engiadina
The sun-blessed village stretches picturesquely between rugged peaks and fragrant pine forests, along the young River Inn and across the Engadin valley floor. This landscape offers a wealth of contrasting tours by mountain bike, road bike, on inline skates or on foot – for example, along the Engadin high-altitude trail. Families are particularly welcome in the village and love the leafy playgrounds and barbecue sites by the water’s edge.