The Light of Graubünden
24 August 2020
Graubünden is the largest and only trilingual canton. The official languages are Romansh, Italian and German.
The village of Lü in the Val Müstair is situated at an altitude of 1920 metres in one of the five Romansh-speaking areas. Lü means Light in Romansh (Vallader dialect).
The sun often shines in the village when a thick layer of clouds covers the valley. Lü seems an appropriate name for the village.
The village has no more than fifteen houses in the beautiful Engadine style.
The village overlooks the Biosphere Reserve (Biosfera Val Müstair in Romansh) and is a transit route and base for various hiking trails.
Unfortunately, the Astrovillage closed in 2019. The village was chosen as a centre for astronomy research and education in 2009. The pure air and the absence of (light) pollution provided the perfect location.
The monastery of St. Johann (San Jon in Romansh), founded around 775 by Charlemagne, and the town St. Müstair are located in the valley.
(Source and further information: www.val-muestair.engadin.com).