Valmüstair can be reached from Switzerland only via the Ofen Pass (2149 m), which has only been developed since 1872. Thus the valley is still one of the most remote in the Grisons. It even has kept its own language, which is spoken by several hundred people: the Grisons Romanesque Jawor. The place looks like from another century, especially the main town of Santa Maria with its magnificent houses. Meanwhile, even the bear has been reintroduced. Six hiking trails “on the trail of bears” have been established. The municipality Lü with nearly 70 inhabitants is the highest town in Switzerland.
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