Escape from the valley. Explore the National Park.
100 years of PostBus journeys on the Ofen Pass
PostBus has been operating the route from Engadin over the Ofen Pass into Val Müstair for 100 years. In 1922, the new transport service brought welcome relief to the valley’s residents. The significance of the new PostBus connection for tourism soon became apparent.
On 1 July 1922, the route between Zernez and Müstair was inaugurated with a ceremony. The route replaced the mail coach, which had regularly travelled over the Ofen Pass since 1864. Even at that time, the route had considerable international appeal, as it went right through the middle of the Swiss National Park, which had been founded a few years earlier. Hikes in the national park offer exciting nature experiences. In the strictly protected wilderness landscape, animals can move freely, plants can develop and natural forces play out without any human influence or intervention. Leading up to the national border, the route passes by the Müstair Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before the Postbus reaches Mals train station in South Tyrol. Today, the route is known as the Engadin-Meran route. The Postbus climbs more than 1,000 metres in altitude on its journey.
Experience nature with every step
Enjoy a varied ride over the Ofen Pass and through the picturesque Val Müstair to Mals in South Tyrol. We’ve put together some excursion tips and the following programme to help you discover the Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair holiday region.