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Bathed in sunshine the panoramic high route leads through the isolated and snow-clad landscape above the Val Müstair. Highlights: Alp Champatsch, whose original buildings now stand in the Swiss Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg, and the little village of Lü, claimed to be the darkest place in Switzerland.

Description

The winter panorama route begins at the bottom of the lower lift of the Minschuns ski area. This well maintained, family-friendly ski area is one of the sunniest corners of Switzerland. Four ski lifts connect the area to various downhill runs. Minschuns is high enough to enjoy guaranteed snow.

Setting out through woodland a steady but gentle climb brings hikers alongside the ski piste to Alp da Munt at 2,213 m a.s.l. From here the route continues at more or less the same level to the Lai da Juata, accompanied by the panoramic view of the Val Müstair peaks and the majestic Ortler. From the little mountain lake the track descends gently through Arolla pine forest to Alp Champatsch, whose original buildings now stand in the Swiss Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg. A sunny terrace and magnificent view of the valley make this an ideal place to stop for a break. From here hikers can either continue on foot, or on the toboggan they have brought along with them, down to Lü.

Until 2009, when the six villages of Val Müstair merged to become one municipality, Lü claimed to be the highest municipality in Europe. It is situated on a sunny plateau, high above the valley floor. The name most probably comes from the Latin «lux», meaning light. For plant lovers Lü is an insider tip; benefiting from clear skies free from light pollution it is also well known as a centre for stargazing and astrophotography. From Lü hikers can extend their walk downhill to Tschierv, the first village of the Val Müstair when approaching from the Pass dal Fuorn.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Tschierv, Alp da Munt
Destination
Ascent
60 m
Descent
340 m
Distance
6 km
Duration
2 h 10 min
Physical requirements
Medium
Elevation profile
60Meter ascents
340Meter descents
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Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/winter-hiking/route...

Map

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Contact

Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Plaun Grond 24J
Gäste-Information Engadin Val Müstair
7532 Tschierv

Phone  +41 (0)81 861 88 40
Val-muestair@engadin.com
val-muestair.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 356

Distance

6 km

Duration

2 h 10 min

Ascent

60 m

Travel information: Sta. Maria Val Müstair

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