Attractions, trails and hotels in the Upper Engadine, Switzerland

The Upper Engadine

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View over the Upper Engadine from Muottas Muragl near Pontresina.

The Upper Engadine

The Upper Engadine is a high valley in the canton of Graubünden, where you can find the famous town of St. Moritz, scenic lakes and magnificent hiking trails.


Mountain tops, hiking trails and more to choose from.



Many hotels in the Upper Engadine.



Check out vacation homes and apartments throughout the Upper Engadine.



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What to expect from a visit to the Upper Engadin

This wide valley is one of the driest regions in Switzerland, as clouds are mostly blocked by the mountains in the west and the north. Because of the altitude, there aren't many deciduous trees here. There are conifer forests, and the tree line is relatively close to the valley floor. Many great hiking trails offer the opportunity to explore the Alps on foot.

The Engadine is mainly about nature. Except for St. Moritz, there are hardly any larger towns, and no cities at all. There is plenty to do and see, but good weather is a prerequisite.

The Engadine is a long valley. The lower part of it is the Lower Engadine.

Towns in the Upper Engadine

St. Moritz is the largest and most luxury town in the Upper Engadine. Fine dining, exclusive shopping and superb hotels can be found here. The natural surroundings of the town are magnificent. The three lakes in this area make for a varied scenery.

Other somewhat larger towns are Celerina, Samedan, Pontresina and Zuoz.

Must do's in the Upper Engadine

The absolute best way to travel to or from the Upper Engadine is by Glacier Express or Bernina Express. Besides that, your focus should be on hiking in Summer and Winter sports in Winter. The panoramic trail from Muottas Muragl is a good option, but there's a lot of routes to choose from.

Do include at least one viewing point. An example is Diavolezza on the Bernina Pass, offering a view of the Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in Graubünden, and its surrounding glaciers.


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St. Moritz

Upper class alpine town which makes a magnificent base for hiking and skiing.

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