Scuol lies close to the border with Austria in the pretty Lower Engadin valley, with a long history of welcoming visitors to its thermal baths. Pure mineral water even flows in the fountains of the town's atmospheric little squares, with their typical 500 year old buildings and traditional ‘Sgraffiti’ decorated walls. Scuol also offers plenty of opportunities to try such specialities as Engadin nut cake or Salsiz, an air-dried sausage best enjoyed in thin slices with a glass of red wine.
While visitors should certainly 'take the waters' in this spa resort, there is a great deal to explore in the surrounding area, including the magnificent Swiss National Park. Both the Rhaetian Railway and the local Postbus routes have great connections throughout the scenic region and there are walks aplenty in the mountains, which can be reached by cable car. We highly recommend this quiet corner of Switzerland, with its proud Romansch history and culture.
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Where to stay
Our handpicked Scuol hotel
What to see and do
A trip on the narrow gauge mountain railways of the Graubünden region is highly recommended for some unforgettable sightseeing and perhaps a leisurely lunch in a picturesque alpine village. The Swiss National Park at Zernez has been preserved for over a hundred years, with a vast array of trees, shrubs and mountain creatures such as marmots and ibex.
Tarasp Castle is worth a visit - originally an Austrian fortress built in 1040, today guided tours take around an hour and include the knights' grand banqueting hall and the ancient bedchambers. Take the cable car up to Motta Naluns at 2,146m and enjoy truly beautiful views. There is a mountain restaurant at the top and the opportunity to experience some wonderful walks in the pure mountain air. Please click here for a summary of the best the wider region has to offer.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Scuol is close to the St. Johann Monastery which dates from the time of Charlemagne. The Val Müstair National Park, a secluded haven with lovely meadow walks, is also recognised by UNESCO. See more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to guide you on the pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic rail holidays from Scuol
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
From Scuol, you can travel to St. Moritz, to join either of the famous alpine scenic trains - the Glacier Express to Zermatt or the Bernina Express to Lugano.
If you prefer to be based solely in Scuol, there are many mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.