Water

Water has characterised the Engadin since time immemorial. Wild mountain streams furrow their way through a landscape of unspoilt natural beauty, while mountain lakes with drinking-quality water reflect the azure-blue sky. Mighty glaciers drape themselves languorously around the highest peaks in the eastern Alps. And bubbling out of the ground are natural springs whose healing qualities were known and enjoyed as long ago as in Roman times.


Mineral springs
Mineral springs
More
Bubbling with energy for 3,500 years
The River Inn: the lifeline of the Engadin
The River Inn: the lifeline of the Engadin
More
Number one among the rivers and streams of the Upper Engadin is and always will be the Inn
Samedan Water Days: where great ideas spring forth
Samedan Water Days: where great ideas spring forth
More
Each September, everything in Samedan revolves around this, our most precious commodity. During the so-called Water Days, people meet to find out more about
The watershed at the Lunghin Pass
The watershed at the Lunghin Pass
More
If it rains on the Piz Lunghin, all of Europe is delighted ‒ for from here, the water flows in all directions and finally ends up in three different seas
Why researchers love this high valley
Why researchers love this high valley
More
The Engadin is one of the most intensively researched climate and ecology archives in the world
A lake heats the hotel
A lake heats the hotel
More
A cold lake is being used to heat one of the most exclusive hotels in the world: Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is breaking new ground in the sphere of energy production
Water in abundance
Water in abundance
More
It’s a privilege to always have water whenever you want it,” says Heinrich Denoth
Once a year is Lake Clean-Up Day
Once a year is Lake Clean-Up Day
More
Every autumn, the large lakes in the Engadin are rid of unwanted debris. All kinds of objects are recovered from the water, from building rubble to old computers right through to a motorbike
The kitesurfer
The kitesurfer
More
From the tiny village of Silvaplana, the sport of kiting conquered the world
The coffee roaster
The coffee roaster
More
Daniel Badilatti is the highest coffee roaster in Europe
The water guardian
The water guardian
More
For many locals, Lake Staz is the epitome of a mini-paradise
The sailing expert
The sailing expert
More
St. Moritz sailing instructor Wim Rossel explains why the best yachtsmen in the world love this tournament so much
The water designer
The water designer
More
The Basel-based architect firm, Miller & Maranta, was responsible for building the Mineral Baths & Spa in Samedan
The water philosopher
The water philosopher
More
Friedrich Nietzsche loved bodies of water, particularly when they were surrounded by mountains
The beer brewer
The beer brewer
More
For two years now, Daniel Käslin has been brewing fine Engadin beer in Pontresina
This way to the sea: the hike to the great water divide
This way to the sea: the hike to the great water divide
More
As far as water is concerned, the Piz Lunghin at 2,780 metres (9,121ft) above sea level is the centre of the world
The water phenomenon: the Maloja snake
The water phenomenon: the Maloja snake
More
Anyone up and about in the Engadin early on an autumn morning has a good chance of spotting the low bank of cloud in the form of a serpent as it “snakes” its way along the valley walls
Find accommodation