Biosfera Val Müstair; My Switzerland

Switzerland – Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair

The idyllic UNESCO Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair is its own little world beyond the Ofen Pass. With lush green meadows and beautiful villages, it offers a contrast to the pristine nature of the nearby National Park. A visit to the valley is a must for culture lovers because of the frescoes at the monastery of St. Johann, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Together with the Swiss National Park, Biosfera Val Müstair, located in the south-easternmost corner of Graubünden, forms the UNESCO Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair. The trip across the Ofen Pass is an adventure. From Zernez in Lower Engadine the road rises through the Swiss National Park to the Pass Ridge. Here the view extends to the Münster valley and in a southeastern direction to South Tirol’s Ortler Group (3908m).

The cultural highlight of the Münster Valley is the Benedictine monastery of St. Johann, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in the border town of Müstair (Münster). The monastery church from the year 775 boasts the world’s largest fresco cycle of the early Middle Ages and is a jewel of the visual arts of the Carolingian Era.

Source: MySwitzerland.com

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