Swiss National Park Centre

The Engadine

At the hands-on Swiss National Park Centre, an audioguide gives you the low-down on conservation, wildlife and environmental change. Staff can provide details on hikes in the park, including the three-hour hike from S-chanf to Alp Trupchun (particularly popular in autumn, when you might spy rutting deer), and the less strenuous, family-friendly Naturlehrpfad circuit near Il Fuorn, where bearded vultures can often be sighted.

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1. Guarda


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3. Schloss Tarasp

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4. Silvretta Stausee

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5. Kirchner Museum

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6. Wintersportmuseum

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This ski-obsessed museum races you back to an age when skis were wooden planks and snowshoes improvised tennis rackets.

7. Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse

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8. Muottas Muragl Bahn

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This fun old funicular railway, the first in the Engadine Valley dating from 1907, takes its passengers up over 700 vertical metres to Punt Muragl (2454m)…