In earlier times, it was the packhorse drivers who stopped off in S-chanf. These days, however, it is nature lovers who come here to explore the beautiful Val Trupchun, which boasts the greatest abundance of game in Europe. On their return from their excursions, visitors are treated to a real gem: the unspoilt historic village centre of S-chanf, full of genuine, irresistible charm and breathing the spirit of a culture that is strongly rooted in its Romanic origins.
Every second one of its 700 inhabitants speaks Romansh. They are proud, too, of the pristine nature on the doorstep, so special that much of it is protected in a grand way – as the Swiss National Park.
Although over recent decades the hamlet has considerably gained in importance as a tourist resort, S-chanf has still managed to preserve its relaxed sense of tradition. Consequently, visitors encounter authentic Engadin lifestyle wherever they go. Here this seems as natural as the landscape all around – which is best explored on foot, such as on a hike through the rugged Val Trupchun or along the ancient packhorse trail to Davos.