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Guarda

Architecture • Graubuenden
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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When the children chase away the winter with their bells on the 1st March in Engadin at the Chalandamarz, summer is no longer far away. The custom comes from Guarda, where the children’s book “Schellenursli”, which is popular all over Switzerland, is set. The little book also conveys feelings of home town and love of nature, of lively traditions in conjunction with wonderful views and an award-winning townscape.

As early as 1975 Guarda was awarded the Henri-Louis-Wakker prize by the Swiss Heritage Society for exemplary care and preservation of the village scene. The 200 residents preserve the original village scene with much attention to detail. The guest is amazed by the sgraffito decorated houses with their paintings and flower decorations – and almost feels like they are in a museum. Particularly as cars stay outside and are parked at the entrance to the village.

Guarda is furthermore a starting point for countless walks. It lies at the end of the Val Tuoi, under the prominent Piz Buin. The variety of alpine flowers attracts plant lovers from all over the world; the abundance of colours in contrast to the 3000 metre peaks of the Silvretta Alps constantly amazes the visitors. A tip: from the lively village centre, the Schellen-Ursli-Way leads you along six kilometres of historic paths. Stops along the roadside remind visitors of the children’s book and show animals and plants of the region.

Guarda is a living treasure, an architectural wonder.  Go on a village tour, it is worth it – and try the regional specialties in the evening, for instance the home grown lamb with gratin potatoes or the local goat’s cheese.

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Updated: 2018-01-12

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Distance
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Mountain Bike
18.1 km
2:15 h
549 m
549 m
Mountain Hike
13.9 km
6:06 h
874 m
1088 m
Mountain Hike
13.6 km
5:05 h
607 m
607 m
Thematic Trail
3.6 km
1:20 h
280 m
280 m
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Guarda

7545 Guarda
Phone +41-81-861 88 27

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Mountain Bike Schellen-Ursli tour

Ursprung der Schellen-Ursli-Geschichte
2016-05-03
Mountain Bike Mountain Bike • Graubuenden
moderate
18.1 km
2:15 h
549 m
549 m
from Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (dt),  Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG

Mountain Hike Chamonna Cler

Chamonna Cler
2014-07-29
Mountain Hike Mountain Hike • Graubuenden
moderate
13.9 km
6:06 h
874 m
1088 m
from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (nm),  Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG

Mountain Hike Rundwanderung auf den Spuren von Schellen-Ursli

Die drei Hauptdarsteller des Kinofilms "Schellen-Ursli"
2016-05-03
Mountain Hike Mountain Hike • Graubuenden
moderate
13.6 km
5:05 h
607 m
607 m
from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (Niculin Meyer),  Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG

Thematic Trail Schellen-Ursli-Weg

Beim ersten Posten, dem Memory, wird den Besuchern der Alltag von Schellen-Urslie näher gebracht.
2014-03-26
Thematic Trail Thematic Trail • Graubuenden
moderate
3.6 km
1:20 h
280 m
280 m
from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair,  Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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