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Geschichte Gemeinde Valsot / Tschlin


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A historic and scenic municipality. There are around 850 inhabitants living on an area of 15800 km².


In 2024, the villages of Tschlin and Ramosch will unite to form a new unit. Once upon a time, the border between them crossed the majestic slopes of Piz Latz and the valleys that stretched all the way to Ramosch. Tschlin was characterized by six charming hamlets – Cha fluor, Cha sur, Strada, Martina, Sglamischot, San Nicla and Acla da fonds. Politically, Tschlin was the centerpiece.

However, change brings changes, and the municipality of Valsot is created from Tschlin and Ramosch. Vna and Seraplana, once independent municipalities, are now also part of this new unit. With around 850 inhabitants, Valsot covers an impressive 15800 square kilometers of land. The backdrop of the border triangle is majestic on the plateau behind which the peaks of Piz Laz, Piz Ajüz and Piz Nair rise. These mountains are not only part of the landscape, but also living history.

In the Lower Engadine, where 17 municipalities once dominated the valley, only five remain – Müstair, Zernez, Scuol, Valsot and Samnaun. In the past 10-15 years, mergers have significantly reshaped the appearance of the region. Graubünden serves as a model, because fusion was rare in Switzerland for a long time. But in the Engadine, they are setting a good example.

The merger of Tschlin and Ramosch was not without challenges. Financially, Ramosch was not in as strong a position as Tschlin. The latter benefited from the revenues of the power plant in Martina, which brought in about half a million year after year. Acla da Fans raised a considerable sum of about 2 million a few years ago, and today it is the GKI reservoir that continues to ensure financial stability.

Tschlin can therefore breathe a sigh of relief financially, while Ramosch struggled with uncertainties. The merger triggered many discussions, supporters in Ramosch, but also critical voices in Tschlin. In the end, however, the merger succeeded and today everyone is happy about the unity of Valsot.

In 1990, the municipalities voted for the consolidation of property. Today, the roads are almost finished, and for a decade they have been mowed up to an altitude of 2300 meters. Agriculture is now subsidized by the federal government only on land, no longer on animals. Therefore, they exploit everything that is possible. There used to be six Alps, now there are only two. Dairy farming, Alp Tea with goats, and suckler cow husbandry with dairy sheep are located at the other alp. A clever division for modern times.


Public Transport

With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp

Hourly PostBus connection from Scuol, staziun to Tschlin


From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27

From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27

From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Tschlin can be reached in ten minutes by car from the Engadinerstrasse H27 near Strada.


Paid parking is available at the entrance to the village.


Geschichte Gemeinde Valsot / Tschlin

7559 Tschlin, Valsot

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