Scuol, Mia Engiadina. Foto/Photo: TES

Innovation in Lower Engadine

Winter tourism began in Lower Engadine (Unterengadin) after 1850, soon followed by summer tourism. Grand Hotels were built in Scuol, Vulpera and Val Sinestra.

The first significant setback came with 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, and the Pro Büvetta project in Scuol put bathing and wellness tourism back on the map. The Trinkhalle in Tarasp is scheduled to become a knowledge and research centre for freshwater. Foundation (Fundaziun) Nairs organises cultural projects, exhibitions and events

The most recent project is miaEngiadina in Scuol and La Punt. 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.

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