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Samedan – the vibrant village in the Upper Engadin
Samedan is not just the political centre of the region, but also the hub of the Rhaetian Railway and home to a small international airport, the highest in Europe.
Yet in spite of its political and economic significance, Samedan has still retained its traditional Engadin heritage: in the village centre, the time-honoured rows of houses with their sgraffiti adornments are popular postcard motifs. There is a wealth of exciting highlights in store for culture lovers, too – in particular the renovated La Tuor cultural tower and the tradition-steeped Chesa Planta, accommodating a museum of living culture, the cultural archives and a Rhaeto-Romanic library.
Relaxation and recuperation can be enjoyed high above the rooftops of Samedan at the Mineral Baths & Spa, spread out over four floors. What’s more, the local mountain, the Muottas Muragl, boasts the most beautiful views of the Engadin and its lake-strewn landscape.
In summer, the La Senda nature trail above Samedan and the Water Trail down in the valley are a must-see for those thirsty for knowledge – and a fascinating experience for children, too. Modern trails delight mountain bikers, while the 18-hole golf course at the gateway to the village gets golfing enthusiasts’ pulses racing. In winter, the Survih ski area offers a children’s ski school, a cross-country ski centre and a thrilling toboggan run.