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Ova Chamuera

Water pearl in the Engadin

La Punt Chamues-ch
Ova Chamuera

The Val Chamuera near La Punt Chamues-ch is considered one of the most pristine valleys in the Engadin. The valley owes its incomparable scenery to a large extent to the mountain stream Ova Chamuera. It is one of the last unobstructed alpine rivers and, like the Beverin, belongs to the Swiss Water Pearls. At the very top of the valley there are beautiful small mountain lakes; further down, there are large gorges with high rock walls and gravel plains with branched river courses. The valley is known for its plant diversity with many orchids and its abundance of wildlife. A great feature of the valley is a breeding female bearded vulture. With different partners, she has raised several young since 2006.

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Turbulent history

Already in the middle of the last century there were plans to put the Val Chamuera under water. Later ideas for a small hydroelectric project in the lower part of the valley were fortunately rejected by the inhabitants of the community. Fortunately, one has to say, considering the devaluation of the landscape, fauna, and flora that would be caused by a construction. See for yourself the beauty of the Val Chamuera, which is characterized by its river.