UNESCO Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair
High Alpine areas, wild roaring mountain streams, idyllic villages with their own cultural landscapes, colourful meadows teeming with life and mystical forests are all to be found in the UNESCO Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair.
The Swiss National Park was recognised as a UNESCO biosphere reserve as far back as 1979. Four years later, the Convent of St. John in Müstair was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The UNESCO Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair is in the most easterly part of Switzerland and extends over an area of 449 square kilometres. The varied landscape ranges from high Alpine pastures with imposing mountain scenery, to lovely Alpine meadows, majestic forests and romantic villages in the Engadin and Val Müstair.
In the middle of this biosphere reserve, you’ll find a haven of peace and relaxation. There are also lots of things worth discovering in this cultural landscape of historical significance. You can explore old mills or lime kilns, and discover how people made a living in times gone by. Various museums and cultural institutions, including the Manufactura Tessanda weaving mill, preserve ancient knowledge and pass it on to the next generation.