Anyone looking for peace and quiet will find an oasis of tranquillity in Madulain. Although this village, the smallest in the Upper Engadin, has just 230 inhabitants, it nevertheless succeeds in captivating visitors in a big way, thanks to its typical Engadin houses and its carefully fostered Romansh culture.
Madulain enjoys an idyllic setting by the River Inn, far removed from the rest of the world, basking in the sun. Inline skaters, mountain bikers, horse riders and hikers enjoy a wide variety of trails. Although the village appears to be rather shy, it still knows how to impress visitors: such as with the Guardaval ruins dating from the 13th century, the largest castle complex in the Upper Engadin. Or with an unforgettable visit to the legendary Escha hut, which stands at the foot of the Piz Kesch – proud, burnished by the sun and boasting spectacular views.
Some of the most beautiful hikes pass this way. And if you were to believe the entries in the visitors’ book, the mountain hut certainly lives up to its claim of being “a haven in the storm”. A visit is more impressive still when the weather is fine – which is often the case, as the Upper Engadin enjoys levels of sunshine well above the average.