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Stage 5, Guarda–Zernez
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Via Engiadina
Stage 7, Lavin–Alp d'Immez–Alp Belvair–Guarda
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 8, Guarda–Alp Suot–Murtera Dadoura–Chöglias–Ardez
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Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Stage 3, Guarda–Martina
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Engiadina Bassa
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Scuol
Guarda

Guarda

Far from traffic and tourist masses, the «Schellen-Ursli» fairy tale village is peacefully situated on the south side of Unterengadin. With its richly decorated and beautifully kept houses, Guarda is considered one of the best kept villages in Engadine.
Guarda (1,653 m) lies way up in the valley, nestled between rolling hills and meadows on the sunny side of the Unterengadin, proffering stunning panorama views over the Engadine mountain world. Where the 190 villagers, the majority of whom still speak Rhaeto-Romance, are pleased to provide a fair number of tourist beds.

The village once lay directly on the road to Engadine, thus absorbing much of the merchant traffic travelling between Innsbruck and Lake Como. However, already since1862 through traffic has been guided over the bottom of the valley, leaving Guarda an oasis of peace. Thanks to this Guarda has maintained its attractive village image, with numerous proud-looking Engadine houses famous for their attractive graffiti murals. In 1975 Guarda was awarded the prestigious Wakker Prize for its tidy appearance and the village centre soon stood under protection. It long counts as a heritage of national importance. Impressive arched doors, small windows just big enough to let the light through, contrasting large bay windows, decorative wrought iron and traditional adornment make practically every house a piece of cultural history worth discovering.

Guarda became famous through the beautifully illustrated book «Schellen-Ursli». The book tells the story of an unhappy boy named Uorsin, who had no bell to be able to take part in the Chalandamarz procession, which took place at the beginning of March every year so that the village children could shy-away any bad winter spirits. He therefore decided to make his way up to his parents alpine to get a bell, forgetting in his haste just how far and dangerous the path over snow-covered meadows and slippery paths was. Exhausted and frightened, he fell asleep in the hut while his parents and relations desperately searched the village for the missing lad. But the very next day, a beaming boy came back to the valley carrying a beautiful bell – and naturally, he was able to take part in the Chalandamarz procession.

In Guarda, as in many other Engadine villages, the ancient tradition is still carried out today. And the family «Via Uorsin» theme path, recalls memories of the touching Schellen Ursli story.

Summer

Nature, hiking and culture fans have plenty to look forward to here. And families with children feel equally at home as bikers, hikers and sport enthusiasts. The Piz Buin (3,312 m and highest point in the community), Silvretta region and Swiss National Park are all close at hand – and those who wish to take a stroll in the healthy mountain air, through woods of larch and meadows carpeted with alpine flowers, find themselves in heaven! A total of 16 hiking paths with hikes varying from 30 minutes to 9 hours begin in Guarda.

Winter

The region is easily explored on well-marked winter hiking paths and snowshoe trails. And further facilities for winter activities include the village ice-rink (for skating or ice-hockey), a children’s ski lift, sledge run and langlauf track at the bottom of the valley, which extends over a length of 70 kilometres to Maloja, but at the same time permits the weary taking the Rhätische Bahn in order to arrive at their intended destination.

Highlights

  • Protected, prize-winning village centre with beautifully kept, typical Engadine houses.
  • Popular setting of the Schellen-Ursli story with «Via Uorsin» theme path and connection to the Engadine Langlauf-Paradise.
Far from traffic and tourist masses, the «Schellen-Ursli» fairy tale village is peacefully situated on the south side of Unterengadin. With its richly decorated and beautifully kept houses, Guarda is considered one of the best kept villages in Engadine.
Guarda (1,653 m) lies way up in the valley, nestled between rolling hills and meadows on the sunny side of the Unterengadin, proffering stunning panorama views over the Engadine mountain world. Where the 190 villagers, the majority of whom still speak Rhaeto-Romance, are pleased to provide a fair number of tourist beds.

The village once lay directly on the road to Engadine, thus absorbing much of the merchant traffic travelling between Innsbruck and Lake Como. However, already since1862 through traffic has been guided over the bottom of the valley, leaving Guarda an oasis of peace. Thanks to this Guarda has maintained its attractive village image, with numerous proud-looking Engadine houses famous for their attractive graffiti murals. In 1975 Guarda was awarded the prestigious Wakker Prize for its tidy appearance and the village centre soon stood under protection. It long counts as a heritage of national importance. Impressive arched doors, small windows just big enough to let the light through, contrasting large bay windows, decorative wrought iron and traditional adornment make practically every house a piece of cultural history worth discovering.

Guarda became famous through the beautifully illustrated book «Schellen-Ursli». The book tells the story of an unhappy boy named Uorsin, who had no bell to be able to take part in the Chalandamarz procession, which took place at the beginning of March every year so that the village children could shy-away any bad winter spirits. He therefore decided to make his way up to his parents alpine to get a bell, forgetting in his haste just how far and dangerous the path over snow-covered meadows and slippery paths was. Exhausted and frightened, he fell asleep in the hut while his parents and relations desperately searched the village for the missing lad. But the very next day, a beaming boy came back to the valley carrying a beautiful bell – and naturally, he was able to take part in the Chalandamarz procession.

In Guarda, as in many other Engadine villages, the ancient tradition is still carried out today. And the family «Via Uorsin» theme path, recalls memories of the touching Schellen Ursli story.

Summer

Nature, hiking and culture fans have plenty to look forward to here. And families with children feel equally at home as bikers, hikers and sport enthusiasts. The Piz Buin (3,312 m and highest point in the community), Silvretta region and Swiss National Park are all close at hand – and those who wish to take a stroll in the healthy mountain air, through woods of larch and meadows carpeted with alpine flowers, find themselves in heaven! A total of 16 hiking paths with hikes varying from 30 minutes to 9 hours begin in Guarda.

Winter

The region is easily explored on well-marked winter hiking paths and snowshoe trails. And further facilities for winter activities include the village ice-rink (for skating or ice-hockey), a children’s ski lift, sledge run and langlauf track at the bottom of the valley, which extends over a length of 70 kilometres to Maloja, but at the same time permits the weary taking the Rhätische Bahn in order to arrive at their intended destination.

Highlights

  • Protected, prize-winning village centre with beautifully kept, typical Engadine houses.
  • Popular setting of the Schellen-Ursli story with «Via Uorsin» theme path and connection to the Engadine Langlauf-Paradise.

Arrival and return Guarda

Adresse

Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Stradun 403a
7550 Scuol
Tel. +41 (0)81 861 88 00
info@engadin.com
www.engadin.com

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Camping Sur En
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Chamanna Lischana CAS
Chamanna Lischana CAS
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Chamonna Tuoi CAS
Chamonna Tuoi CAS
Guarda
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
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Places of interest

God da Tamangur
God da Tamangur
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Seilpark Engadin
Seilpark Engadin
Tarasp Castel
Tarasp Castel
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Val d'Uina Gorge
Val d'Uina Gorge
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Hiking in

Guarda
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 5, Guarda–Zernez
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 4, Scuol–Guarda
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 7, Lavin–Alp d'Immez–Alp Belvair–Guarda
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 8, Guarda–Alp Suot–Murtera Dadoura–Chöglias–Ardez
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Cycling in

Guarda
Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 3, Guarda–Martina
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Mountain biking in

Guarda
Engiadina Bassa
Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Murtera Bike