The Val Müstair

People & Stories

Priorin Domenica Dethomas im Val Müstairl
The Val Müstair is one of Switzerland's small and fine places. The intact nature and proximity to the Swiss National Park as well as a cultural diversity, the Romansh language and living customs characterise the valley. But who are the people who live here and shape everyday life? Embark on a journey of discovery and find out more.  
Glücksgefühle kurz vor dem Gipfel. Auf Skitour im Val Müstair.
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Organic farmer, ski area manager and snow enthusiast

On a ski tour with Daniel Pitsch

The experienced ski tourer knows the ski touring paradise of Val Müstair like no other.

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Curdin Bott ist langjähriger Langlauflehrer des Val Müstair

Cross-country skiing as a passion Curdin Bott

Freshly groomed trails, blue skies, warming rays of sunshine - conditions like these put Curdin Bott, Val Müstair's long-time cross-country ski instructor, in a good mood.

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Gianluca Cologna

In the footsteps of the former professional Gianluca Cologna

Val Müstair is becoming a cross-country skiing specialist. With the Tour de Ski and two top local athletes, the tranquil valley has very prominent cross-country skiing ambassadors.

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Wildhüter Jon Gross.

For a wild Val Müstair Jon Gross

As a wild ranger, Jon Gross monitors, regulates and coordinates the populations of wild animals in the Biosfera Val Müstair.

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Valentin Pitsch.

How the Ofen Pass got its name Valentin Pitsch

When hearing the word "Ofenpass", many have asked themselves what was cooked here that gave the hill this name? Valentin Pitsch knows.

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Alphorn-Gruppe ils infernals

From Africa to Val Müstair Dennis Ulayayi

They are two worlds that could hardly be more different. Dennis, who was born in Zambia, left his homeland Kabwe behind and followed love - all the way to Val Müstair.

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Mistress of the 1,000 threads and keys

Martina Marcona

Actually, Martina Marcona wanted to study piano at the conservatory. But homesickness made her return to Val Müstair, where she learned the art of hand weaving.

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Nicci Tschenett vollgas bergab

On the road with «Ride La Val» Proper biking with Nicci Tschenett

Nicci Tschenett feels comfortable in any terrain. Her motto: "Better too fast than too slow". As a bike guide, however, she also knows where caution is advised. And where the most beautiful trails are

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Der italienische Machu Picchu mit Blick ins Valle del Braulio Richtung Bormio

On military-historical paths to the little «Machu Picchu» Henri Duvoisin

Did you know that right on the Swiss border there was a relentless war between Italy and Austria-Hungary? 100 years later, you can walk in the footsteps of the First World War.

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Priorin Domenica Dethomas im Val Müstairl

The nun Domenica Dethomas

From 2013 to 2019, the convent of St. Johann in Müstair was the supreme task of the local religious sister Domenica Dethomas. During this time, she presided over the monastery as prioress.

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Vielseitig unterwegs im Naturpark Biosfera Val Müstair.

Versatile on the road in the Biosfera Val Müstair Livio Conrad

For many years, the young man from Münstertal used his energy to make forestry in the Val Müstair as sustainable as possible for people and the environment.

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Lama-Trekking mit Isidor Sepp

Organic farmer and Lama whisperer Isidor Sepp

Isidor Sepp is an organic farmer and "tourism expert" with a passion. Together with his llamas, wife and children, he runs a farm in Müstair.

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Downhiller, engineer, bicycle baker The many talents of Sergio Tschenett

Sergio Tschenett is a really good and elegant biker. The Val Müstair and the surrounding Alpine passes have shaped him.

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