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Val Müstair

Well, for sure not one of my best. But my intention here was to show you the wonderful valley where I was guest during one week in the Swiss Alps. Not very far from here, we had set up our tent in the woods and this evening here I tried to find a spot from where I could show the entire valley in an image.

This valley lies in the south-eastern corner of the canton Graubünden and stretches over 18 kilometers between the Ofen Pass and the Italian Vinschgau. And also the trip to reach this valley across the Ofen Pass is already an adventure. From Zernez in Lower Engadine the road rises through the Swiss National Park to the Pass Ridge. The cultural highlight of the valley is the Benedictine monastery of St. Johann, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in the border town of Müstair. The monastery church from the year 775 boasts the world’s largest fresco cycle of the early Middle Ages and is a jewel of the visual arts of the Carolingian Era.

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