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Stage 5, S-chanf–Pontresina
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Stage 5, Zuoz–Chapella–Brail–Zernez
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Inn-Radweg
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Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
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Engadin Skate
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Route 77, Samedan-Samedan–La Punt-S-chanf
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S-chanf, with its Engadine houses, lies in Upper Engadine on the River Inn and is an ideal departure point for visits to the National Park: the nearby Val Trupchun is considered to be the area with the most abundant wildlife in Europe. Sport fans know S-chanf as the finish of the Engadine Ski Marathon.
The Upper Engadine holiday resort of S-chanf (1662 m, pronounced: Sh'tshanf) with its hamlets Cinuos-chel and Susauna is located in an idyllic spot on the River Inn, north east of Zuoz. It is worth noting for its traditional Engadine architecture as well as its proximity to the Swiss National Park. S-chanf is easily reached by public transport thanks to the Engadine section of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB).

The region has a long history: in 1932/33 the site of a prehistoric settlement occupied from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age (La Tène Culture) was discovered on the Botta Striera, a rock outcrop north of the village.

Well worth a visit is the late-Gothic-style Protestant church, completed in 1493 and renovated in 1927. Cinuos-chel also has wonderful Engadine houses and a pretty little church.

S-chanf is the western entrance to the Swiss National Park. The Val Trupchun at S-chanf is considered the area of the National Park with the most abundant wildlife. During an autumn hike through the valley, you can witness the annual deer rut and experience «live» the impressive roar of the red deer stags. With a little luck you’ll also be able to watch marmots, chamois and ibex in their natural habitat.

S-chanf is also a departure point for tours to the south, to the Chaschaunapass, Italy’s Valle di Federia and on to Livigno. The S-chanfer hamlet Susauna lies on the route northwards through Val Susauna to Alp Funtauna (2182 m) over the Scalettapass (2606 m) to Davos, an important route for traders before the development of the Albulapass (1865) and Flüela road (1867). Today the route is not only popular with hikers but also with mountain bikers.

Inline skaters, cyclists and pedestrians have a traffic-free stretch heading from La Punt via Zuoz towards S-chanf, ending after 10 kilometres at the boundary to the National Park.

Highlights

  • S-chanf villagescape - typical Engadine stone-built houses with sgraffiti (decorative rendering) gives this place off the beaten tourist track its charm,
  • Swiss national Park – largest preservation area in Switzerland with a unique wealth of Alpine wildlife and flora in an unspoilt mountain landscape.
S-chanf, with its Engadine houses, lies in Upper Engadine on the River Inn and is an ideal departure point for visits to the National Park: the nearby Val Trupchun is considered to be the area with the most abundant wildlife in Europe. Sport fans know S-chanf as the finish of the Engadine Ski Marathon.
The Upper Engadine holiday resort of S-chanf (1662 m, pronounced: Sh'tshanf) with its hamlets Cinuos-chel and Susauna is located in an idyllic spot on the River Inn, north east of Zuoz. It is worth noting for its traditional Engadine architecture as well as its proximity to the Swiss National Park. S-chanf is easily reached by public transport thanks to the Engadine section of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB).

The region has a long history: in 1932/33 the site of a prehistoric settlement occupied from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age (La Tène Culture) was discovered on the Botta Striera, a rock outcrop north of the village.

Well worth a visit is the late-Gothic-style Protestant church, completed in 1493 and renovated in 1927. Cinuos-chel also has wonderful Engadine houses and a pretty little church.

S-chanf is the western entrance to the Swiss National Park. The Val Trupchun at S-chanf is considered the area of the National Park with the most abundant wildlife. During an autumn hike through the valley, you can witness the annual deer rut and experience «live» the impressive roar of the red deer stags. With a little luck you’ll also be able to watch marmots, chamois and ibex in their natural habitat.

S-chanf is also a departure point for tours to the south, to the Chaschaunapass, Italy’s Valle di Federia and on to Livigno. The S-chanfer hamlet Susauna lies on the route northwards through Val Susauna to Alp Funtauna (2182 m) over the Scalettapass (2606 m) to Davos, an important route for traders before the development of the Albulapass (1865) and Flüela road (1867). Today the route is not only popular with hikers but also with mountain bikers.

Inline skaters, cyclists and pedestrians have a traffic-free stretch heading from La Punt via Zuoz towards S-chanf, ending after 10 kilometres at the boundary to the National Park.

Highlights

  • S-chanf villagescape - typical Engadine stone-built houses with sgraffiti (decorative rendering) gives this place off the beaten tourist track its charm,
  • Swiss national Park – largest preservation area in Switzerland with a unique wealth of Alpine wildlife and flora in an unspoilt mountain landscape.

Arrival and return S-chanf

Adresse

S-chanf Tourist Information
Engadin St. Moritz
7525 S-chanf
Tel. +41 (0)81 854 22 55
s-chanf@estm.ch
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/s-chanf

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Hotel Restorant Veduta
Hotel Restorant Veduta
Cinuos-chel
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Hiking in

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ViaValtellina
ViaValtellina
Stage 4, Davos–S-chanf
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Stage 5, S-chanf–Pontresina
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 5, Zuoz–Chapella–Brail–Zernez
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Cycling in

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Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 3, Bergün–Zernez
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Mountain biking in

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Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Nationalpark Bike-Marathon

Skating in

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Engadin Skate
Engadin Skate
Route 77, Samedan-Samedan–La Punt-S-chanf
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