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The Smallest Engadin Village


Madulain has just 230 inhabitants. A small oasis on the Inn River, removed from the world, and devoted to the sun. Madulain, together with the villages of La Punt Chamues-ch, Zuoz, and S-chanf, form the "Plaiv." It is rich in history, knows how to impress with its charm, and has many a surprise in store. In short, Madulain proves that size does not matter.


The history of Madulain is the story of an identity that has never been lost. A history that goes back to the year 1200. The timeline of the municipality of Madulain illustrates the most important milestones. For example, the construction of the Zollbrug Guardaval, which Bishop Volkard von Neuburg had built in the years 1237-1251. Today it towers over the Upper Engadin as a ruin and landmark, and every summer it becomes the venue for the Guardaval Sound - a popular open-air concert.

In 1527, Rhaeto-Romanic is established as the written language in the municipality of Zuoz, to which Madulain belongs. This was an important step that has shaped the culture and life of the village to this day. A few years later, Madulain breaks away from the municipality of Zuoz and becomes an independent community. In the 17th century, the Chesa Romedi is built, which today serves as group accommodation. Two centuries later, Madulain celebrates the opening of the railroad station - thus gaining an important connection point to this day. Press "stop on demand" and get off the train in Madulain.

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Village tour:

Getting off the train to delve deeper - that's almost always a good idea. Especially when it's about getting to know a place better. And what better way to do that than to take part in a guided tour of the village. Get to know Madulain first hand with its typical Engadin houses and its rich history.

If you prefer to go on your own, the village map will help you to find your way.

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If you run out of steam (or battery power) on the way, it's best to take a seat on the Energy Bänkli in the immediate vicinity of the train station. It's a seat, bike stand, charging station, and Free-WiFi hotspot all in one.

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