From the Romans to Botta

The Bishop’s Castle (“Bischofsschloss”) with its glass dome designed by Mario Botta towers in solitary splendour over the valley floor. The castle, which was first mentioned in a document dating from 1254, was the summer residence for bishops, and a gaol and torture chamber for scoundrels and... more

Chillon

Tarasp Castle - Presiding Over The...

Scattered hamlets, in the midst of them 100-meter high rocks, a small lake, and above this the most imposing castle in Graubünden - this is Tarasp.... more

Tarasp Castle - Presiding Over The Lower Engadine
Blast off to the stars

Blast off to the stars

The cities, the mountains, the lakes – have you already seen all that Earth has to offer? If so, then come up to the Sattenlegi and discover the... more

From the Romans to Botta

The Bishop’s Castle (“Bischofsschloss”) with its glass dome designed by Mario Botta towers in solitary splendour over the valley floor. The castle, which was first mentioned in a document dating from 1254, was the summer residence for bishops, and a gaol and torture chamber for scoundrels and criminals.

The Romans called it Leuca Fortis – “strong Leuk” – and until the 19th century this was one of the ecclesiastical and cultural centres of the Valais. Defiant towers, castles and fine patrician houses bear witness to the former strength, self-confidence and determination of the community. The emblematic Bishop’s Castle (built 1254), town hall, late-gothic St. Stephen’s Church (with its romanesque tower and roman fi replace) and baroque Ringacker Chapel can be seen for miles around.

Tarasp Castle - Presiding Over The Lower Engadine

Scattered hamlets, in the midst of them 100-meter high rocks, a small lake, and above this the most imposing castle in Graubünden - this is Tarasp. Here the human endeavor to rule and the mighty nature of the Unter Engadine converge.

Scattered hamlets, in the midst of them 100-meter high rocks, a small lake, and above this the most imposing castle in Graubünden - this is Tarasp. Here the human endeavor to rule and the mighty nature of the Upper Engadine converge.

Blast off to the stars

The cities, the mountains, the lakes – have you already seen all that Earth has to offer? If so, then come up to the Sattenlegi and discover the heavens above through our telescope.

The cities, the mountains, the lakes – have you already seen all that Earth has to offer? If so, then come up to the Sattenlegi and discover the heavens above through our telescope.