Romanesque model village


Ardez im Winter, Unterengadin
Even from afar, the ruins of Steinsberg Castle catch the eye. It towers over the model village of Romanesque residential culture: sunlight plays around the sgraffito of the beautiful Engadine houses, the diverse agriculture is omnipresent and conjures up a stoic calm.
Ardez owes its intact village appearance, which could not be better integrated into the landscape and creates a sense of security, to the bypass road and careful planning. It doesn't matter whether we are descending from the mountain lakes on Piz Cotschen, coming from Val Tasna past Chanoua to the WWF emerald area or ascending from the Inn Gorge after visiting Sur-En or Tarasp: We do not go to Ardez, but arrive there.


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Ardez im Winter
Audio tour (German)
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Typisches Sgraffito in Ardez, Engadin
Accommodation list
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Feuerstellen in Zernez
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Roundshot Ardez

Track the current weather in Ardez on our 360 degree webcam.

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Tuor Ardez – der Turm zum mieten!

Tuor Ardez

The former residential tower of the 13th century can be rented. Are you planning a wedding or other event and looking for a very special place for it?

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Sur En d'Ardez ist ein echter Geheimtipp für Entdecker.

Sur En d'Ardez

Sur En near Ardez is characterised by its typical Engadine houses with sgraffito and was the location of the Schellen-Ursli film.

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Unterengadiner Dorf Ardez im Winter
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Steinsberg Castle Ruin

The landmark of Ardez is the Steinsberg castle ruins with the remains of the St. Luzius Chapel. The ruin is enthroned on a rocky hill at the edge of the village and is an ideal vantage point.

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