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Biosfera Val Müstair © Ivan Tschenett
Biosfera Val Müstair © Ivan Tschenett
Biosfera Val Müstair, Kloster St. Johann © Anita Brechbühl
Biosfera Val Müstair, Kloster St. Johann © Anita Brechbühl
Biosfera Val Müstair, Lai da Rims © Daniel Fleuti
Biosfera Val Müstair, Lai da Rims © Daniel Fleuti

Biosfera Val Müstair

Regional Nature Park since 2011
Val Müstair is an idyllic region with luscious green pastures and picturesque villages offering a strong contrast with the wilderness of the nearby Swiss National Park. In addition, the Val Müstair, together with the Swiss National Park and parts of the municipality of Scuol, form the first high alpine UNESCO biosphere reserve in Switzerland.
«Von Natur aus anders!»

Biosfera Val Müstair
Center da Biosfera
CH-7532 Tschierv

Tel. +41 (0)81 850 09 09
info@biosfera.ch
www.biosfera.ch

Different by nature!

In the sunny high valley of Val Müstair, 80% of the local farming is totally organic. The valley's multifaceted handicraft combines tradition with quality and the region offers unique cultivated and natural landscapes. The Val Müstair also holds distinctive treasures such as the Unesco World Heritage Convent of St John with the biggest and best preserved fresco cycle of the Early Middle Ages, the weaving mill "Manufactura Tessanda", many museums as well as typical Graubünden villages – all of this surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. From down in the valley of the Rom river (one of the last unobstructed main valley rivers) all the way up to the highest peaks, diverse habitats offer amazing living conditions for a great number of wild animals. This balanced interplay between ecology and economy should also guarantee the long-term livelihood of the local population.

The Biosfera Val Müstair isn't just a regional nature park of national importance but it also forms, together with the Swiss National Park and parts of the municipality of Scuol, the UNESCO biosphere reserve Engiadina Val Müstair. While the National Park already received that label in 1979, the Val Müstair was added in 2010 to the Biosphere reserve as a buffer and transition zone. The extended Biosphere reserve received the definitive label in 2017 once the municipality of Scuol has joined the project. A truly world-class small valley.

Nature Park since 2011 - UNESCO Biosphere since 2010

jArea : 199 km2
fPopulation: 1'500
kMunicipalities: 1
nCantons: Graubünden

Images

Biosfera Val Müstair, Kloster St. Johann © Daniel Fleuti
Biosfera Val Müstair, Steinbock © Ivan Tschenett
Biosfera Val Müstair © Roland Gerth

Biosfera Val Müstair

Center da Biosfera
CH-7532 Tschierv

Tel. +41 (0)81 850 09 09
info@biosfera.ch
www.biosfera.ch

How to get there

Connection (www.sbb.ch)