23 July 2019
Winter tourism began in Lower Engadine (Unterengadin) after 1850, soon followed by summer tourism.
Grand Hotels were built everywhere. The first significant setback came by the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918). The revival during the Interbellum was short-lived. The Belle Époque was definitively over after the Second World War (1939-1945) .
There was another phenomenon: the migration of young people to urban areas and the depopulation of (small) villages.
Spirits were high, however. Grand Hotels were renovated, the Pro Büvetta project in Scuol put bathing and wellness tourism back on the map. The Trinkhalle in Tarasp would become a knowledge and research centre for freshwater.
The most recent project has been miaEngiadina in Scuol. This project introduces an ultra-fast cable connection with modern facilities for entrepreneurs and (small) businesses, amidst a beautiful landscape.
The highlight of the project is the realization of the so-called InnHub in the village of La Punt, in a building designed by the famous English architect Lord Norman Foster (1935).
An ultramodern working and meeting place for entrepreneurs, starters and the public.
(More information: www.miaengiadina.ch).