We don't want to go into a long preface about all the thousands of possibilities to enjoy the Samedner winter. After all, it is important to make the most of every minute of your Engadin winter days. According to the motto "class instead of mass" we serve you our 10 winter highlights:
A bathing jewel in the Engadin - bathing between heaven and earth, church and mountains. Let yourself be carried away into another world by the uniquely mystical atmosphere. Situated in the middle of the historic village center and attached to the listed church, Switzerland's first vertical mineral bath impresses with its unique architecture by Miller & Maranta alone. Due to the vertical arrangement of the various baths on three floors, the bathing experience truly "grows" beyond itself - until you can finally admire the alpine panorama high above from the outdoor pool directly under the church tower. Bathing is done in mineral water from our own spring, which is taken directly from under the building at a depth of 35 meters.
In the beautiful area of the golf lakes lies the Cross-Country Cross Skills Park for young and old. Here children, teenagers and adults can playfully develop their physical and technical skills while completing 16 stations. The various exercises and elements such as pedal organ, wave troughs or pole forest are explained on boards along the course. The Cross-Country Skills Park is groomed daily from mid-December to March.
Station 1: The historic watchtower La Tuor is already 800 years old and yet has remained enviably young: True to its motto "Future has origins", it is a cultural antenna for the then, the now and the future. In its museum, you can learn more about cultural creativity in the Engadin, from art, music, architecture, crafts to design.
Station 2: Chesa Planta is more than "just" the former ancestral home of the von Planta and von Salis families. What was once the largest private house in the Engadin is now the Upper Engadin cultural center and a haven of Rhaeto-Romanic culture. The museum-like cultural archive is home to an important library with Engadin collections and bequests, as well as the Museum of Home Culture. Our tip: Don't forget to pay a visit to the historic garden with its pretty pavilion from 1855.
www.kulturarchiv.ch | www.chesaplanta.ch
Station 3: For over thirty years, art has been exhibited in the rooms of the old village bakery from the 17th century. Performance artists also find a distinctive stage in the "Kunstraum Riss".
Children's ski lift on the sunny slope of Samedan.
Magic carpet for those who do not yet dare to use the lift or are at the beginning of their skiing or snowboarding career.
Sledging fun on the almost 200 meters long toboggan run. Whether with sled, bob or Füdlibob for the way from the finish to the start you can comfortably take the magic carpet.
Swiss Ski School St. Moritz/Samedan offers its services away from the hustle and bustle also in Samedan. An own children's area with a conveyor belt, a carousel and a children's ski lift is available so that the children can gain their first experiences in the snow.
Children's playground that completes the experience at Survih.
Restauant that satisfies the small hunger or invites to stay. The terrace offers an optimal overview of the whole area.
At Promulins Arena, not only skaters glide across the ice, but also curling stones and ice sticks - although the latter rarely attempt pirouettes, they are still a lot of fun. Beginners and amateurs can not only rent the equipment, but also take lessons and thus be initiated into the fascination of these ice sports. In addition to an artificial ice rink, you can also venture out on a limb on a natural ice field.
Only a few days left until the grand finale! Switzerland is eagerly awaiting the election of the new "Miss Sympathy". The anticipation is great, the tension is rising - but then the final preparations are overshadowed by a mysterious incident: Tamara Koch - one of the candidates - disappears without a trace! Has she gone into hiding to escape the hype? Or has something happened to her? Was she the victim of a crime? Take up the investigation and find the girl! But time is running out, because soon the big show will be on and the words "And the winner is…" will ring out from the TV sets. On the 2.8 kilometer long walk from the Samedan Tourist Information Around Samedan, 11 posts must be found. Participation is free of charge, but registration at www.krimi-spass.ch/samedan is necessary. All you need for the trail is an Internet-enabled smartphone, and a full battery or power pack is an advantage. It is also advisable to have paper and writing materials with you. Duration approx. 2 hours, suitable for strollers, 11 puzzle posts. Start of the tour at Samedan Tourist Information, T 081 851 00 60.
With your smartphone you always have your personal travel guide with you: on the new digital SmarTrails in and around Samedan you can experience our region up close, discover it - and learn all kinds of things at the same time! Equipment: Internet-enabled smartphone with GPS location function, pen and paper, headphones. Additional power box recommended.
Architecture tour (SmarTrail) (D/E)
The destination Engadin has dedicated its current culture guide to the topic of architecture and with Open Doors 2022 an event focused on architecture took place for the first time in the Upper Engadin at the end of June. Part of the activities during the Open Doors weekend was, in addition to the numerous buildings made accessible, also architectural tours in the communities under expert guidance. Samedan Evenimaints reacted after the great interest in Open Doors and created the architectural tour Samedan. The architectural tour presents buildings of different genre and from different style periods, from the Middle Ages to the present. Start and finish is at the Samedan train station. We wish you good entertainment. Good to know 2.6 km long - approx. 1.5 hours - suitable for baby carriages. Scan the QR code in the display case at the station and start your virtual tour.
Digital village tour
If you want to feel at home in the Engadine, we advise you to set up your headquarters in the Krone in Samedan. This is what the German writer and poet Joseph Viktor von Scheffel said about Samedan in 1850. The Krone inn no longer exists, but there are several other hotels, numerous vacation apartments and much to experience. On our interactive village tour you will learn how Samedan has developed over the course of history to become a center and traffic hub, as well as a lot of historical and current information. The 2.2-kilometer-long tour and the 49-meter difference in altitude will take you about 40 minutes to complete, and about the same amount of time to visit the 29 stations on the tour. We wish you much pleasure and thirst for knowledge. Scan the QR code in the display case at the train station and start your virtual tour.
Water adventure trail
The new course of the river Flaz resulted in the circular trail Inn-Flaz-Flaz Vegl-Inn, which is known as a water trail and surprises with digital information in addition to the information boards at every bench and bridge. 8.8 km long, duration approx. 2.5 hours, suitable for strollers. The smartphone must have an internet connection. The GPS location function of the smartphone must be activated. A full battery or, if necessary, a power bank are an advantage. Scan the QR code in the display case at the train station and start your tour from there. For more information, contact Samedan Tourist Information, T 081 851 00 60, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time, the wonderful view of the Samedner landscape from Alp Muntatsch can also be enjoyed in winter. The path is groomed once a week from November to March, so that nothing stands in the way of a short hike in the snow. From the shooting range Muntarütsch the path winds its way up to the alp Muntatsch. Where in summer bikers and hikers can be found, in winter the silence can be enjoyed with snow under your feet.
It hisses, steams and chugs: with the power of fire and water, the RhB steam locomotive pulls the red nostalgic cars through the railroad country of Graubünden. What began in 1889 with the opening of the train line from Landquart to Klosters is today a 384-kilometer-long rail network in the middle of the Swiss high mountains. Immerse yourself in the historic world of the steam age and experience a piece of railroad history up close in the Graubünden mountains - naturally in true style with sound and smoke.
The full moon has a magic of its own when it shrouds mountain peaks and snowy landscapes in its pale light. On the guided snowshoe tour on Muottas Muragl you will dive into the nocturnal mysticism of the mountains and let our bright earth satellite - and of course an experienced guide - show you the way. The evening ends with a glass of wine and Grisons specialties before the "red Bähnli" takes you back to the valley.