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On a voyage of discovery in La Punt Chamues-ch

A village with an impressive history  

On a voyage of discovery in La Punt Chamues-ch

he proud La Punt Chamues-ch was once considered an important trading hub of the Engadin due to its location at the foot of the Albula Pass. For this reason, the village has numerous richly decorated Engadin houses steeped in history. The stately residences of the old patricians are not only witnesses of the eventful past, but with their historic charm, they still characterize the picturesque village. La Punt Chamues-ch is also the starting point of the La Plaiv landscape, which captivates with its wide plains, larch, stone pine, and spruce forests, and a unique mountain panorama, and invites you to a range of sporting activities. In addition, the Val Chamuera, which is considered the most untouched mountain valley of the Engadin, offers unique nature experiences.

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La Punt Chamues-ch

Village tours in La Punt Chamues-ch

The hidden charm of the village can best be discovered on a guided village tour. During a one-hour guided tour, you will learn about the striking patrician houses, the Engadin architecture, and the interesting history of the village which dates back to the 12th century. The Chesa Merleda of the Nereda-Albertini family with its bright white battlements, the Albertini houses with their richly decorated facades, and the imposing Sandoz house are just as fascinating as the late Gothic church of San Andrea. This is a classic example of a mountain pilgrimage church and consists of basic elements from the Middle Ages and modern stained glass windows. On the guided tour of the village, the story of Adam da Chamues-ch, the 'liberator of the Upper Engadin,' is also recounted.

Village Tour - Tour of Chamues-ch

Majestically they are enthroned in the village, the richly decorated farms in the Chamues-ch district and the stately patrician houses in the La Punt district.

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Village Tour - Tour of Chamues-ch
Sgraffito tour through La Punt Chamues-ch

Sgraffitos are works of art that decorate walls using a special decoration technique.

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Sgraffito tour through La Punt Chamues-ch

The Val Chamuera - the most pristine valley of the Engadin

High mountains, deep gorges, untouched nature, and the mountain stream Ova Chamuera form the incomparable scenery of the mysterious Val Chamuera. At the southern end of the village of La Punt Chamues-ch begins the path into this beautiful valley which is known for its variety of plants and an abundance of wildlife. A big attraction is a breeding female bearded vulture which has raised several young here since 2006. But also ibex, chamois, and red deer feel at home in this alpine quiet zone. At the very back of the Val Chamuera is the forest reserve God Giavagl, which, together with the reserve Tamangur, is the highest Swiss stone pine forest reserve in Graubünden and ensures the protection of the impressive flora and fauna.

Val Chamuera
Val Chamuera

The valley can be discovered on foot or on an easy but diverse bike tour. On a well-traveled natural road the tour leads to the alp Serlas, where the sight of the stately homestead which was built in 1827 by Giachen Orlandi is striking. The silence and power of the forest can be enjoyed on the benches along the way, while the rest areas and picnic spots with barbeque sites along the rushing Ova da Chamuera invite you to sit and stay awhile.

Experienced hikers can also reach Val Chamuera on a challenging hiking trail from Muottas Muragl via Furocla Muragl. At Fuorcla Muragl, the descent into the unique Val Prüna begins before reaching Alp Serlas. The hike can also be done in the opposite direction and is also suitable as a trail running training route.

‘fabulusa patria' - the La Punt forest gallery

The forest gallery in the beautiful pine-larch forest God Fainchs above Chamues-ch offers an experience for all the senses. The exhibition of the local artist Franziska Flöss surprises with inspiring oil & acrylic paintings which reflect the fascination and love for the Engadin landscape. On the tour, which includes ten stations, the fairy-tale environment comes to life, and the exhibition offers the opportunity to relax in the meditative silence and perceive the scent and power of the forest.

Forest gallery - exhibition "fabulusa patria"

Forest gallery - La Punt Chamues-ch

Forest gallery - exhibition "fabulusa patria"