Ramosch

 

Ramosch in the Lower Engadine has an altitude of 1’230meters above sea level and is situated admidst an idyllic and peaceful landscape, framed by a stunning mountain scenery. It is one of the places with the lowest annual average of rainfall in Switzerland and in summer it is known as the warmest place of the Engadine. The mild climate and good soil conditions once made Ramosch and the higher located village Vnà to the “granary” of the Engadine. On the slopes around Ramosch the stepped terraces witnesses of these former fields.

In the 6th Century, the first Christian church of the valley was located in the village, from which evolved the Christian community of the Engadine. The Florinus church in Ramosch is after the church of St. Martin in Chur the second largest Protestant church in this canton. Formerly she served as a sanctuary to people which on their ​​pilgrimages for the legend of Florinus, who had been the pastor in Ramosch in the seventh century and worked miracles. The village was hit by two devastating fires in 1881 and 1883, only the house, two other buildings and the Church were spared.
The medieval castle ruin Tschanüff is the second spot of cultural importance in Ramosch. It is located 200 meters from Schilana 80 on top of a hill, which is also known for its special flora. The ruin is the starting point of the trekking trail to the Sinestra Valley.

The Engadine has always been a destination of a special aura. Many writers and artists – among them also Friedrich Nietzsche  – found their “font of inspiration” in this region: A mountain landscape speckled with silent lakes, remote, rugged valleys, and authentic villages whose residents still speak an ancient, isolated language – Romansh. A perfect setting for a relaxing holiday at your own pace.