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Engadin–Meran route

Experience a fascinating Postbus journey through the Swiss National Park, over the Ofen Pass and through the picturesque Val Müstair to Mals in South Tyrol via the Engadin–Meran route.

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A Postbus drives through the middle of the Swiss National Park.
A Postbus drives through the Swiss National Park

Attractions along the route

Zernez is the starting point for this journey and for excursions to the Swiss National Park or Val Müstair. As soon as you depart, you begin the ascent up the lengthy Ofen Pass, as far as the summit of the “Süsom-Givè”. From here, you can enjoy the view of Val Müstair and the magnificent Ortler-Massiv. Following the beautiful Münstertal villages, you reach the border village of Müstair, with its world-famous Convent of St John.

Shortly after the Italian border, you reach the medieval town of Glurns (PostBus stop: Glurns/Glorenza, Tauferer Tor). Discover stately townhouses and picturesque arcades in the well-preserved city. From Mals, the Vinschgerbahn railway transports you to Meran in just over an hour (PostBus stop: Mals, Bahnhof).

Highlights

  • Biosfera Val Müstair
  • “Ova Spin – Il Fuorn (National Park)” hike
  • Val Müstair mountain trail
  • “Chasa Jaura” local history museum, Valchava
  • “Tessanda Val Müstair” hand weaving mill, Santa Maria
  • “A la riva dal Rom – on the banks of the Rom” hike
  • Glurns – medieval town

Images © Swiss National Park, © Foundation − Pro Kloster St. Johann, Müstair, © Philipp Niederholzer

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Swiss National Park

Marvel at the unique and diverse flora and fauna of the Alps with your whole family. 80 kilometres of hiking trails await you in Switzerland’s largest national park. You can find a wide range of useful information at the Zernez National Park Center.

Convent of St John in Müstair

The Benedictine monastery of St John in Müstair dates from the early Middle Ages and is believed to have been founded by Charlemagne. With its statue and the largest early mediaeval cycle of wall paintings in the world, the monastery has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.

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