Introducing The Engadine
The almost-3000km-long Inn River (En in Romansch) springs up from the snowy Graubünden Alps around the Maloja Pass and gives its name to the Engadine. The valley is carved into two: the Oberengadin (Upper Engadine), from Maloja to Zernez; and the Unterengadin (Lower Engadine), stretching from Zernez to Martina, by the Austrian border.
Oberengadin is dominated by the ritzy ski resort of St Moritz, while Unterengadin, home to the country's only national park, is characterised by quaint villages with sgraffito-decorated houses and pristine countryside.
Chalandamarz, a spring and youth festival, is celebrated in the Engadine on 1 March. During Schlitteda in St Moritz, Pontresina and Silvaplana in January, lads on flamboyant horse-drawn sleds whisk girls (to their delight or dismay) on rides through the snow.
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland's alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – through the Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St Moritz at the ‘Top of the World.
Milan Super Saver: Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip Plus Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
See the highlights of Verona, Lake Garda and the Swiss Alps over two days with this combination of two best-selling guided tours, now at a 15% discount! This Milan Super Saver starts with a full-day guided tour to the lovely historic towns of Verona and Sirmione in the Lake Garda region.