You have to see it!
Do you want to get more familiar with Samnaun and its surroundings? Let us share our exciting excursion tips with you.
Distance: approx. 3km
This Alpine cheese dairy shows how delicious cheese is produced using the milk delivered by the valley’s six remaining dairy farmers twice a day. During a tour of the cheese dairy, you can get an idea of how dairy products are made. Samnaun mountain cheese, a semi-hard cheese which is left to mature for anywhere between three months and a year, can be sampled following the tour. You can also buy top-quality regional products in the large food market. An interesting detail is that, in the summer months, the milk is delivered via a pipeline from Alp Bella pasture, where the cows are grazed during the warm season.
Distance: approx. 2km
Chasa Retica valley museum
The valley museum is located in an old Engadin farmhouse known as Chasa Retica and gives you the opportunity to learn about the everyday life of farming families in Samnaun from the 16th to 19th centuries thanks to its historical collection of old objects and equipment. Guided tours through the various rooms of this treasure trove of farming life and work are offered once a week. We also recommend taking part in a special cookery course called “Cooking and eating like Grandma used to”. Experience history nearby our hotel in Engadin.
Distance: approx. 42km
Swiss National Park
The Swiss National Park was founded in 1914, making it the oldest national park in the Alps. As well as ibex, deer, and marmots, the unspoilt nature is also home to rare animals like the bearded vulture or the golden eagle, which was saved from extinction. Many smaller animals such as squirrels and numerous native birds also live in the forests of the national park. With its 100km of hiking trails, the Swiss National Park is a real paradise for nature lovers. A little tip: Binoculars let you see the animals up close without disturbing them.
Distance: approx. 18km
Altfinstermünz fortress (Austria)
Altfinstermünz fortress is located on the Inn river between the municipalities of Pfunds and Nauders, just behind the Swiss-Austrian border, and was originally a medieval court and border fortification on the historic Via Claudia Augusta Roman road. In the 11th century, the Finstermünz defensive fortification was constructed, with customs duties collected there from the 13th century. Today, the complex is an exciting world of experiences where you’ll find a children’s playground as well as refreshments in the Klausenschenke snack bar.
Distance: approx. 65km
Convent in Müstair
The Benedictine Convent of St. John is located in Val Müstair on the border with South Tyrol, Italy, and was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1983. The edifice dates back to the early Middle Ages, and the largest, best-preserved cycle of frescoes from that period can be admired in the convent church. In the convent museum, an expert guided tour will take you on a journey through 12 centuries of convent history, art, and architecture. The convent has been inhabited since its foundation in the 8th century and still is today.