In a remote corner of Switzerland, at the country's most easterly point, Müstair sits barely a kilometre from the Italian border. It is one of Europe's early Christian treasures and a Unesco World Heritage Site to boot. When Charlemagne supposedly founded a monastery and a church here in the 8th century, it was a strategically placed spot below the Ofen (or Fuorn) Pass (2149m), separating northern Europe from Italy and the heart of Christendom.
The Müstair Valley follows the Rom River, which flows out into Italy. You'll need to head southeast from Zernez, through the Swiss National Park and over the Ofen Pass. A brown bear was seen and photographed near the pass in 2005, the first sighting of a wild bear in Switzerland since 1923.