Following the end of the ice age, an 80 kilometre long valley opened up in the modern canton of Graubunden, at a height of 1,800 metres above sea level. The Engadine, is one of the highest inhabited valleys in Europe. For many centuries the valley was only accessible via mountain passes and goods were transported along narrow mule tracks on mule and horseback. Since the extension of the road system through these passes (the construction of the Rhaetian Railway and the Bernina Express, which reaches as far as Veltlin), the Upper Engadine has been accessible to the entire world. And people from all over the world love this valley, which delights visitors with its incomparable nature the whole year round.
This region is home to the mightiest glacier in the Eastern Alps, the Morteratsch Glacier, and the single 4,000 m high peak in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina, as well as it is the source of the Inn, which supposedly gave the valley its name. In the local language, Romansch, the original form of the word Engadine (Engiadina) means the garden of the Inn. A garden, which lies at the foot of the Bernina massif with its countless 3,000 m peaks and is close proximity to the Swiss National Park. With its native larch and Swiss pine forests it is seen as a botanical treasure chest offering an average of 322 days of sunshine a year. The fascinating lighting led Nietzsche to believe that he had found the "cradle of all silver shades".
Athletes and gourmet lovers, bon-viveurs and great minds, visitors from all around the world come to the Engadine every year. They look for a wide range of sports and leisure activities, the vibrant lifestyle of St. Moritz, regional dishes, unique culture and architecture, numerous events or simply enjoy peace and relaxation. The Engadine is peerless in its variety, a unique environment in the Alps.