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

Bubbling with energy for 3,500 years

The River Inn: the lifeline of the Engadin

Number one among the rivers and streams of the Upper Engadin is and always will be the Inn

A favourable climate – from the Ice Age into the future

The interplay between glaciers and lakes in the Engadin is absolutely unique

Samedan Water Days: where great ideas spring forth

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

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

The Engadin is one of the most intensively researched climate and ecology archives in the world

A lake heats the hotel

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

It’s a privilege to always have water whenever you want it,” says Heinrich Denoth

Once a year is Lake Clean-Up Day

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

From the tiny village of Silvaplana, the sport of kiting conquered the world

The coffee roaster

Daniel Badilatti is the highest coffee roaster in Europe

The water guardian

For many locals, Lake Staz is the epitome of a mini-paradise

The sailing expert

St. Moritz sailing instructor Wim Rossel explains why the best yachtsmen in the world love this tournament so much

The water designer

The Basel-based architect firm, Miller & Maranta, was responsible for building the Mineral Baths & Spa in Samedan

The water philosopher

Friedrich Nietzsche loved bodies of water, particularly when they were surrounded by mountains

The beer brewer

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

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

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

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