Tarasp Fontana – Chaposch – Florins – Sgnè – Sparsels (RW)

3.8 km
1:15 h
109 mhd
109 mhd
Tarasp mit Schlosskulisse im Unterengadin
Schloss Tarasp

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Dreifaltigkeitskirche in Tarasp Fontana.
An entertaining winter tour through the idyllically situated Tarasp hamlets against a castle backdrop.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 1/6
Highest Point  1451 m
Lowest Point  1350 m
Best Season
PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana
PostBus stop Tarasp, Sgné
46.777744, 10.260687



The starting point of this winter hike is the idyllically situated hamlet of Tarasp Fontana, below Tarasp Castle, the symbol of the Lower Engadine. From here the path runs along the little used road past the Trinity Church in the direction of Chaposch. From Chaposch we walk over open terrain with the Tarasp Castle in view. A short stretch runs through woodland before reaching the next hamlet, Florins. After this settlement of a few houses, the path again leads through unspoilt countryside, over meadows and through some forest to the next village of this winter hike, Tarasp Sgne. You can choose to end the tour here and take the PostBus back to Fontana or Scuol. If you want to complete the round trip, take the road and continue uphill to the last hamlet, Sparsels. Sparsels is characterised by Engadine houses with sgraffito, direct views of the castle and the gourmet restaurant of the Schlosshotel Chasté. Downhill and past the castle, the trail finally leads to Fontana, where there is a PostBus connection to Scuol.  

The Schellen-Ursli shooting location: School 

Schellen-Ursli’s school is located in Florins at "Chasa 112". The house is not accessible, but you can well imagine how the children would have had a snowball fight here, where they even hit the teacher... All filming locations of the Schellen-Ursli film can be found here.


As a landmark of the Lower Engadine, the Tarasp Castle, built in 1040, overlooks the region majestically. Tarasp belonged to Austria until the beginning of the 19th century. At the turn of the 20th century, the castle in desolate condition was purchased for CHF 20,000.00 by K.A. Lingner, a spa guest and inventor of the Odol mouthwash, and extensively renovated. His "residential castle" is still open to the public today.    Guided tours of the castle take place regularly (duration: approx. 1 hour).


The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.


From the hamlet of Tarasp Fontana on the road past the church towards Chaposch.

From Chaposch across open terrain into the forestShortly through the forest to Florins

Continue across meadows and forest to Sgné

Possibly finish the loop

Otherwise cross the road and head uphill to Sparsels

From Sparsels downhill past the castle to Fontana


Public Transport

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana

Arrival information

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

From the Engadin road (H27) between Ardez and Scuol cross the Inn bridge to Tarasp.


  • Free parking in Tarasp Fontana

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