«RhB UNESCO» travel guide
A masterpiece presented clearly and concisely
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Perched on a 100-metre-high rock, the castle of Tarasp watches over the Lower Engadin. Its 1,000-year-old walls are reflected mysteriously in the waters of the lake below.
Within its walls, this landmark of the Lower Engadin houses former knights' halls and ballrooms, bed chambers and guest rooms as well as an ancient chapel. The castle's many rooms can only be visited as part of a guided tour.
Note: Due to the need to completely renovate both the Giarsun Tunnel and the Magnacun Tunnel on Rhaetian Railway’s Lower Engadin line, the track must be closed for six months. From 11 March to 7 September 2019, therefore, the section between Susch and Scuol-Tarasp will be closed to rail traffic. During the six-month closure of the line, a rail replacement bus service will be in operation in the Lower Engadin. More information regarding the scheduled railway-replacement.
Die Rhätische Bahn bei Ardez, im Hintergrund die Burgruine Steinsberg. Bild: Max Galli
Die Rhätische Bahn bei Ftan im Unterengadin. Bild: Max Galli
There's plenty to do in and around the castle of Tarasp.
In the village that is home to children's character "Schellen-Ursli", farmers, artists and artisans still sell their products. The hamlet on a sunny terrace high above the River Inn is known for its brightly painted houses decorated with flowers. The "Bell for Ursli" trail takes families through the story by Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet.
Go for a soak after a day on the ski slopes: six outdoor and indoor pools with massage jets, whirlpools, waterfalls and counter-current systems. Pleasant water temperatures of 34–37°C as well as grottos, steam baths, whirlpools, a saline bath, sauna complex and Roman-Irish bath all enhance your sense of well-being.
The castle can only vistited in connection with a guided tour.
The guided tours take place:
|26.12.18 - 06.01.2019|
(except 30.12 & 01.01.2019)
|11.01.2019 - 25.01.2019||fridays 14.00|
|29.01.2019 - 08.03.2019||tuesday - sunday 16.30|
|15.03.2019 - 26.04.2019||fridays 14.00|
|20.04.19 & 22.04.19||extraordinary tours at 14.00|
Castle guidance with organ concert
Adults: CHF 15.00 (with guestcard Engadin/Scuol: CHF 13.00)
Children 6-16 years: CHF 8.00 (with guestcard Engadin/Scuol: CHF 6.00)
An application is not necessary. The tour starts in the castle courtyard.
More information about the castle.
Tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the museum.