Hiking

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Hiking in the surroundings

Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 4, Scuol–Guarda
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Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Stage 9, Ardez–Scuol
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Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Stage 8, Lavin–Ardez
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Cycling in the surroundings

Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Martina
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Biking in the surroundings

Engiadina Bassa
Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Tarasp
Murtera Bike
Natèas Bike
Scuol
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle

Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle

Ardez is one of a small number of Engadin villages that have not fallen victim to a firestorm or any other kind of devastation since 1622. The entire 350-year-old village, with its houses decorated with sgraffiti and paintings, is a place of interest.
In the 1975 European Architectural Heritage Year, the Swiss towns of Ardez, Murten, Martigny and Corippo (TI) were chosen to participate in a «réalisation exemplaire». In the following 10 years, many buildings in Ardez were restored according to the principles governing the preservation of historical monuments. The alleys and squares are lined by large excellently-preserved Engadine houses. Wide, semi-circular entrances stand next to narrow funnel-shaped windows, graffiti next to wall paintings and carved oriols next to hand-forged window grilles.

On a rock ledge above the village rises Steinsberg, founded in the 12th century. The keep once again enjoys the protection of a roof, the Romanesque chapel of St Lucius, in contrast, is only a ruin. Ardez demonstrates most clearly the relations between castle, settlement and cultural landscape. The castle protected the village and the villagers contributed a part of what they had produced on the fields and meadows.
Ardez is one of a small number of Engadin villages that have not fallen victim to a firestorm or any other kind of devastation since 1622. The entire 350-year-old village, with its houses decorated with sgraffiti and paintings, is a place of interest.
In the 1975 European Architectural Heritage Year, the Swiss towns of Ardez, Murten, Martigny and Corippo (TI) were chosen to participate in a «réalisation exemplaire». In the following 10 years, many buildings in Ardez were restored according to the principles governing the preservation of historical monuments. The alleys and squares are lined by large excellently-preserved Engadine houses. Wide, semi-circular entrances stand next to narrow funnel-shaped windows, graffiti next to wall paintings and carved oriols next to hand-forged window grilles.

On a rock ledge above the village rises Steinsberg, founded in the 12th century. The keep once again enjoys the protection of a roof, the Romanesque chapel of St Lucius, in contrast, is only a ruin. Ardez demonstrates most clearly the relations between castle, settlement and cultural landscape. The castle protected the village and the villagers contributed a part of what they had produced on the fields and meadows.

Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle

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Stradun 403a
7550 Scuol
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Places

Ardez
Ardez
Ftan
Ftan
Guarda
Guarda
S-charl
S-charl
Scuol
Scuol
Sent
Sent
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Accommodation

Camping Sur En
Camping Sur En
Sent
Chamanna Lischana CAS
Chamanna Lischana CAS
Scuol
Chamonna Tuoi CAS
Chamonna Tuoi CAS
Guarda
Ferienhof Pua
Ferienhof Pua
Sent
Hotel Altana
Hotel Altana
Scuol
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel Bellavista
Ftan
Hotel Conrad
Hotel Conrad
Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
Scuol
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Hiking in the surroundings

Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 4, Scuol–Guarda
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Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Stage 9, Ardez–Scuol
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Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Nationalpark-Panoramaweg
Stage 8, Lavin–Ardez
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Cycling in the surroundings

Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Martina
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Biking in the surroundings

Engiadina Bassa
Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Tarasp
Murtera Bike
Natèas Bike