Schellenursli and typical Engadine buildings
Guarda, a gem of a village, is the setting of a children’s story that touches the hearts of kids and adults alike.
Guarda is a village situated in the midst of the fairytale scenery of the Lower Engadine and the home of Schellenursli, the protagonist of a famous Swiss children’s story. Guarda, with magnificent sgraffito-adorned building façades, enjoys national protection because of its exceptional architectural value. The village is a wonderful place to linger, admire its architecture and hear about its fascinating history.
The children’s book “A Bell for Ursli”, written by Selina Chönz and illustrated by Alois Carigiet, was published in 1945. Throughout the decades, the mountain boy who didn’t have a bell to participate in the local custom of chasing out the evil spirits of winter has always been very popular with the kids of Switzerland. A stroll along the Schellenursli Path is sure to bring back memories.
For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 58 341 34 91
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Route open all year
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Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
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The transportation of bikes is restricted. There is no guarantee of transportation.
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Tel. +41 58 341 34 91
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Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur
Schellen-Ursli Path in Guarda
The age-old Chalandamarz festival (calendae martius is Latin for the first day of the month of March) is celebrated in many different forms in the villages of the Engadine Valley to drive out the evil spirits of winter with loud bell clanging and whip cracking. On the “Schellen-Ursli Path” in Guarda the custom really comes to life again, because this village, high above the valley, is the setting of the story about the local boy who didn’t have a bell for the Chalandamarz festival.
The loop trail begins on the east side of Guarda (1653 m) and continues through mountain meadows and pine trees high up to a hut at an altitude of 2000 m, before returning through the forest back to Guarda.
The path is approximately 6 kilometers long and marked by Schellen-Ursli signs.
Hiking time: 2–3 hours
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Engadin Bad Scuol: the queen of Alpine spas
The health and wellness spa includes whirlpools, water grottos, steam baths, solariums, a sauna landscape, an outdoor and a salt-water pool, and a spectacular Roman-Irish bath to relax and enjoy while savoring the views of the surrounding mountains.
Engadin Bad Scuol
+41 81 861 26 00
Hotel Meisser, Guarda
In the heart of the historic village of Guarda, situated on a beautiful sunny plateau, is the Hotel Meisser offering magnificent views of the Engadine Dolomites – a veritable mountain gem.
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