God da Tamangur - Arvenwald

S-charl

Scuol - Grisons, Switzerland

Scuol - Grisons, Switzerland

Scuol - Scuol-Schlivera

Scuol - Scuol-Schlivera

Motta Naluns - Mit Blick Richtung Piz Champatsch

Motta Naluns - Mit Blick Richtung Piz Champatsch

Scuol

Scuol

S-Charl

S-Charl

Schlosswiese

Schlosswiese

Schloss

Schloss

Zernez Kirchturm

Zernez Kirchturm

Brail

Brail

Alpenloft.com wochenweise mieten Sent Scuo Engadin

Alpenloft.com wochenweise mieten Sent Scuo Engadin

Chamonna Tuoi SAC Guarda

Chamonna Tuoi SAC Guarda

Bos-cha Richtung Westen

Bos-cha Richtung Westen

Bos-cha - Blick in den Himmel

Bos-cha - Blick in den Himmel

Bos-cha Richtung Süden

Bos-cha Richtung Süden

Bos-cha Richtung Süd-Osten

Bos-cha Richtung Süd-Osten

Ftan

Ftan

Scuol

Scuol

Ftan 2

Ftan 2

Schloss Tarasp

Schloss Tarasp

The God da Tamangur ("the wood at the back") is the highest continuous area of stone pine forest in Europe. It is located at 2300 m, right at the end of the S-charl valley, south of Scuol.

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Ever since, in 1923, in a poem that has become very famous, a poet from the Lower Engadin, Pieder Lansel, compared the dying Tamangur forest to the Romansch language that was also disappearing at the time, the "God da Tamangur" has been far more than just the highest pine forest in Europe. It is, for the Romansch culture and language, a symbol of perseverance, strength and the will to survive.

The conservation area of the God da Tamangur forest covers 212 acres. Here nature can develop freely, no more trees are felled and the ones that die are left to lie where they fall. Some trees grow even at heights up to 2400 m, extremely slowly, but they can live to be 700 years old. The pinus cembra (stone pine) is the only type of pine to have five needles.

On the former Tamangur Dadora alp, there are information notices telling you about the significance of the forest. Every Wednesday throughout the summer, the Scuol Tourist Office offers guided tours into the conservation area, which was newly created in 2007, on a bridle path that takes you over into Val Müstair. Visitors can find out a great deal about the ecology of the area and the symbolism of this pine forest.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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